Rare Beatles guitar goes to auction

2013-05-14 18:00
 
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New York - This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.

The VOX guitar played both by John Lennon and George Harrison is expected to sell for between $200 000 and $300 000 at auction in New York's Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday.

The custom-made instrument is the main lot in the Julien's Auctions sale.

Harrison used it while practicing I am the Walrus and Lennon while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye. It was given by Lennon to Apple Records electronics engineer Yanni "Magic Alex" Mardas in 1967, Julien's said.

It's a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest pieces of Beatles memorabilia ever to be offered”, the auction house said.

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