Beatles Rickenbacker guitar coming to auction

Beatles Rickenbacker guitar coming to auction

A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia.

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Published: Sun 11 May 2014, 12:48 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:32 PM

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.

Harrison purchased the guitar in 1963 at Fenton’s Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He had gone there to visit his sister.

He had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon’s Rickenbacker.

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.

Other highlights include Jimi Hendrix’s Sears Silvertone electric guitar. Its presale estimate is up to $100,000.

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