A GUITAR once played by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is up for sale with an astonishing £110,000 reserve price.

Alan Jones, 59, of Westbourne Grove, Westcliff, used to sell Rolls Royces and Bentleys, but has offered to try his hand selling the guitar as a favour to a friend.

The former sales manager with luxury car specialists Overtons, which used to trade where Leigh Broadway meets Leigh Road, has put the guitar on internet auction site Ebay, with a reserve price of £110,000.

Mr Jones explained: “Paul Karslake, Ronnie’s former brother-in-law, asked me to sell it a couple of weeks ago.

“Paul was given a few guitars by Ronnie and the listing on Ebay even points to a picture showing Ronnie playing it alongside Paul, who was singing, when they performed in Southend. I’m simply doing a mate a favour, but I’ll probably get a drink out of it.”

Mr Karslake is a Leigh artist with an international reputation, and Alan says he has been a “good mate of Paul for years”.

Alan too has a history in music, and his main claim to fame is as the founder of the British Beach Boys. As a teenager he sat alongside David Bowie and Peter Frampton at college in Bromley, Kent.

Mr Jones thinks the guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, may be the most expensive item ever sold on EBay He said: “Fender hand-build them for stars and in the neck of this guitar there is the signature of the maker, as well as Ronnie’s signature. It’s a piece of rock history.”