Beatles guitar fetches $US400K at auction

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 15:57

Melbourne: A guitar, once played by John Lennon and George Harrison of `The Beatles,` was sold at 408,000 dollars, at an auction in New York.

The guitar, which was sold by Julien`s Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe on Times Square on Saturday, is a custom prototype, made in 1966, News.com.au reported.

The instrument fetched a hundred thousand dollars more than the pre- auction estimate of 200,000 to 300,000 dollars.

Harrison can be seen rehearsing with the guitar on `I Am The Walrus` during the Magical Mystery Tour of September 1967.

Lennon also played it in the promotional video for `Hello, Goodbye` but it does not feature in the final version of the video.

Lennon, later gave it to a friend, Alex Mardas with a plaque on the back reading: "To Magic Alex/ Alexi thank you/ for been [sic] a friend/ 2-5-1967 John."

The guitar, built by Mike Bennett with electronics by Dick Denney of Vox guitars, was on public display in London, earlier this month.

ANI



First Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 15:57

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results