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Guitar owned by One Direction's Niall Horan sells for £1k

Guitar: Niall Horan

The first guitar Niall Horan of One Direction fame owned has been sold at auction for more than four times what it was estimated to be worth.

The guitar, estimated to be worth up to €300 (£265) made €1,200 (£1,062) after several minutes of frantic bidding.

Lot 515 was signed by Horan - who now has a successful solo career - with a felt tip pen with the inscription, "I got this when I was nine-years-old and it was my first ever guitar."

The instrument had been a prize at a previous charity auction.

The guitar was on sale at Whyte's auction house in their Eclectic Collector collection in Dublin on Saturday.

Belfast Telegraph