Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Harrison guitar goes for $657K

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

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

Saving your money is strongly advised. Being able to pay cash for a luxury item will make your confidence soar. You're tired of lying awake at night, worrying about the bills. There's no reason you have to live beyond your means. You can have what you want without damaging your financial security. Are you looking for work? You could find a terrific job involving property, gourmet food or art. Emphasise your cutting edge sensibilities during a job interview.More