George Harrison‘s guitar has sold for $490k. The late English multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles went for that much at an auction. The music instrument was the one the musician played during the days of the Beatles popular days sold at New York’s Julien’s Auctions getting almost a half a million dollars, this is reported by the New York Daily News. Harrison died at the age of fifty-eight because of lung cancer.
It had been borrowed the Mastersound electric guitar from a music store and played it on stage in England and the Channel Islands during the summer of 1963.
It was sold on Friday (15.05.15) to an anonymous bidder having previously been on display at the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.
Other items offered during the two-day rock memorabilia sale included a penguin suit sported by Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in 1975 which went for $122,000, Jimi Hendrix‘s vest which was sold for $59,000 and a t-shirt once worn by Madonna which went for $25,000.
Elvis’ marriage certificate from his wedding to Priscilla Presley also went under the hammer and fetched $40,000.