Beatles guitar sold for $2.4m at US auction

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Beatles guitar gets $2.4mn at US auction.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record and write “Love Me Do,” ”I Want to Hold Your Hand” and other hit songs sold for $2.4 million at auction. The 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic guitar was bought by the famous Beatle in Liverpool in September 1962 for 161 pounds, Julien’s Auctions said. “John so loved this particular guitar that he would take it home and wrote songs on it with Paul McCartney,” the auction house said in a release announcing the sale.

The guitar’s whereabouts was unknown for over 50 years until a California man discovered last year that a guitar in his possession may have historical value. John McCaw of San Diego, who bought the guitar in the late 1960s for $275, stumbled on an old magazine story about Harrison, which featured a photo of the instrument which bore similar markings as his guitar.

Another item that went under the hammer at the Los Angeles auction house Saturday included the Ed Sullivan drum head, billed as the most famous of the seven known Beatles drop-T logo drum heads and the only one to be featured on a Beatles album jacket.

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