The Beatles guitarist bought the instrument in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while he was visiting his sister.
It was sold on at t he Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.
George had had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black so that it matched John Lennon's Rickenbacker.
Other items in the sale included Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III car, which sold for 125,000 US dollars.
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