published Monday, May 19th, 2014

George Harrison's guitar brings $657K at auction

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    This undated file photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows the 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar that George Harrison played as The Beatles recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at Abbey Road Studios. It sold for $657,000 at auction, Saturday, May 17, 2014 in New York.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has sold at auction for $657,000.

Harrison purchased the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister.

The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. Harrison had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker.

Other items in the sale included Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile. It sold for $125,000.

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