John Lennon Guitar Sells For £205,000
One of John Lennon’s first guitars has sold for £205,000 almost doubling it’s estimate value.
The lot also included a fax from George Harrison certifying that it was one of Lennon’s first guitars.
The 1958 Hofner Senator guitar was bought by John in Liverpool and was kept at home and used to craft many of The Beatles hits on.
Head of popular culture at Christies auction house, Neil Roberts, told the Guardian, “It’s quite amazing to have. You can’t hope for more. It is so rare for Lennon’s guitars to come on auction. Music memorabilia is a very strong component within Christie’s.”
Beatles memorabilia were not the only items exceeding their estimate. The original artwork for Metallica’s ‘Ride the Lightning’ album sold for £9,375, over 50% more than it’s top estimate.
The sale also included numerous memorabilia, instruments and hand written notes from The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Nothing sold went for less than £150 so best to keep saving the pennies if you fancy getting into the memorabilia game.
Tags: The Beatles