Beatles Vox Guitar Sells for $408,000 at
A custom made Vox guitar played by both John
Lennon and George Harrison has sold for
$408,000 (£269,000) at Julien's Auctions this
The customized VOX guitar was the centerpiece of the annual
Music Icons auction held Saturday at the New York Hard Rock Cafe by
the Beverly Hills, California-based auctioneers.
Julien's Auctions said the guitar had exceeded its estimated
value of $200,000-$300,000 (£132,000-£198,000).
The guitar, which had been at several exhibitions prior to
auction, was played by Harrison in a scene from Magical Mystery
tour in 1967 in which he performed 'I Am The Walrus' and Lennon
used it in the music video from 'Hello, Goodbye' later that year.
After playing the guitar, Lennon then gave it as a 25th birthday
present to Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas, a member of The Beatles'
inner circle in the 1960s.
A plaque on the back reads:
"To Magic Alex/ Alexi thank you/ for been [sic] a friend/
Custom Built Vox Played by The Beatles to go Under the
A custom Vox guitar played...