David Bowie has been involved in music for over five decades, frequently reinventing his music and image. He is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970s.

David Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in the autumn of 1969, when his space-age mini-melodrama “Space Oddity” reached the top five of the UK singles chart.

The Guitar Details, History and Prominence

David Bowie playing the Hagstrom GuitarWith all the relevant certification in place there is absolutely no doubt that this guitar belonged to and was played by David Bowie. Being his first serious guitar, this Hagstrom was used to write all his early music from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust .

He played this guitar during his first ever television performance in 1970 (Space Oddity) which you can watch via YouTube below.