An Epiphone guitar and a TKL Products Corp. case owned by James Brown. The six-string acoustic guitar is Epiphone model EJ-200NA and has a maple body and a spruce top and neck. The guitar also features gold colored metal hardware and a set maple neck with a crown inlay on a rosewood fingerboard. The serial number of the guitar is Y207183. The guitar is inscribed and signed by several famous individuals in black permanent marker on the front, sides and back of the body. All of the messages are to James Brown and offer praise and thanks. Two of the individuals who signed the guitar are Casey Kasem and Ozzy Osbourne.
The guitar case is black with a black cloth lined interior. The clasp and hinges are made of brass colored metal. The TKL Products Corp. logo is on the outside of the case next to the handle. A logo is also on the inside of the case next to the top hinge where the guitar’s neck would be placed.
A limited edition, Bootsy Collins Space Bass from Washburn Guitars (TR2013-140.1.1) owned by Bootsy Collins. This is a four-stringed electric bass guitar with an asymmetrical star shaped body modeled from Bootsy Collin's Space Bass guitar. The guitar is decorated with silver and red crystal elements and a mirrored pickguard. The silver crystal elements on the bass guitar are in a star pattern around the pickguard. The red crystal elements decorate the edge of the mirror pickguard. Red and silver crystal elements decorate the headstock. The guitar has two (2) black electric pick-ups at the center of star body. The neck of bass guitar is made of light brown wood with silver colored metal frets and star-shaped pearl fret markers. The brass colored bridge has the text [BADASS BASS II] with a trademark symbol next to the text stamped on the bottom edge. There are four round brass control knobs on right side of the body. Two of the control knobs have plastic mirrored stars attached to the tops. Black lettering on the headstock of the guitar reads, [BOOTSY / Washburn / MADE IN T]. The back of the headstock has a winged Washburn logo at the top above manufacturer information, serial number and patent numbers.
The guitar case (TR2013-140.1.2) is a rectangular wooden case with a faux white, leather finish with gold braid trim. The hardware on the case is brass with a white plastic handle. The top of the case has a gold five-point star with the text, [Bootsy] written in the center with black script. The interior is covered in crushed red velvet. A Delta Airline [FRAGILE] sticker has been placed on the top of the case. The interior of the case has a brass, oval plaque attached to the lid of the interior storage compartment with the following inscribed text [G&G / "The Original Vintage / Case Co." / MADE IN U.S.A.].