While my guitar sells for heaps
Published 17/05/2015 | 07:11
A borrowed guitar played by George Harrison just as Beatlemania was beginning has been sold at auction for almost half a million dollars (£312,000).
The instrument fetched more than one of Elvis' Las Vegas stage suits, which went for 122,000 dollars (£77,000), and a tank top worn by Madonna, which fetched 25,000 dollars (£16,000).
The Mastersound electric guitar, sold at a two-day rock memorabilia sale in New York, had been played a number of times during gigs in England and the Channel Islands, according to Julien's Auctions.
The Beatle, who died in 2001, had borrowed it from a music shop, Julien's said, and played it in the summer of 1963.