George Harrison’s Maton Mastersound Guitar Sells For $485000 At Local Auction

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

George Harrison guitar from 1963 brings $490,000 at auction.

The instrument – which is said to have been played by the musician during the band’s heyday – went under the hammer at New York’s Julien’s Auctions fetching nearly half a million dollars, reports the New York Daily News.This undated photo provided by Julien’s Auctions shows the 1963 Mastersound electric guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight.

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. Julien’s said Harrison borrowed it from a British music store and played it on stage several times in England and in Channel Islands in the summer of 1963.

That guitar was used in the Beatles’ recording of “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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