Beatles Guitar Sells For Over $400,000 At Auction

A VOX prototype guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison sold at Julien's Auctions for $408,000. The guitar was a gift from Lennon to his friend Alex Mardas in 1967, bearing a plaque on the back that reads:

"To Magic Alex / Alexi thank you / for been [sic] a friend / 2-5-1967 John."

The guitar, one of a few known existing that was played by both Lennon and Harrison, sold well above its estimated value of $200,000 to $300,000.

There is video of Harrison playing the guitar on "I Am the Walrus" during the 1967 Magical Mystery tour, while Lennon played it in a promo vid for "Hello, Goodbye."

The guitar was one of over 450 items auctioned off at the Music Icons event held at the Hard Rock Cafe New York.

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