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Re: George's guitar up for auction

Posted by **Winston OBoogie** on May 19, 2014 at 11:56:06 AM:
In Reply to: George's guitar up for auction posted by **Winston OBoogie** on May 9, 2014 at 3:46:45 PM:

*Beatles Rickenbacker guitar coming to auction
*May 9, 2014, 10:04 AM EST
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*NEW YORK (AP) -- A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia.
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*The Julien's Auctions sale is May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan. The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 is estimated to bring up to $600,000.
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*Harrison bought the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He had gone there to visit his sister.
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*He had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker.
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*The auction also has a "Beatles '65" album signed by the Fab Four. It could bring up to $300,000. The auction house says any albums signed after Beatlemania began in 1964 are extremely rare.
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*Other highlights include Jimi Hendrix's Sears Silvertone electric guitar. Its presale estimate is up to $100,000.
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*As an added note...
*George also bought two Epiphone Casino guitars in Benton Illinois where his sister Louise was living (near Mount Vernon)
*in September 1963. One of which John got and later sanded down
*the dark cherry sunburst finish to bare wood because he said it
*made the acoustics of the guitar better.
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As a followup, the guitar sold at auction on Saturday (May 17) for $657,000.


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