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George Harrison's guitar sells for $657,000

6/17/2014

A guitar used by George Harrison at the height of Beatlemania has sold for $657,000 (£410,000) at auction. The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 was used by the Fab Four star during recording sessions for I Want to Hold Your Hand and This Boy, and he also played it during an appearance on U.K. TV pop show Ready Steady Go! in 1963. It fetched $657,000 during a Julien's Auctions sale in New York on Saturday (17May14). A Hofner bass guitar used by Harrison's Beatles bandmate Sir Paul McCartney in the mid-1960s sold for $125,000 (£78,000) at the auction, and a jumpsuit sported by Elvis Presley at a 1971 concert fetched $197,000 (£123,000).

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