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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Harrison guitar goes for $657K

George Harrison's guitar has sold at auction for 657,000 US dollars

George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has been picked up at auction for 657,000 US dollars.

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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