A custom-made electric guitar played by The Beatles’ John Lennon and George Harrison will be sold at an auction, according to a report by Dawn.com. The guitar is expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000.
The VOX-brand guitar will be sold at Julien’s Auction’s Music Icons event in New York City on May 18. Lennon and Harrison played it in 1967, during the time of the Beatle’s Magical Mystery Tour.
Harrison played while practicing the song I Am the Walrus, while Lennon played while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye.
Prediction: That guitar will sell for about 10 times its pre-auction estimated price.
Other Beatles items for sale at the May 18 auction in New York include a copy of the band’s 1963 debut album “Please Please Me”, signed by all four band members and which has an estimated price of between $30,000 and $50,000. A copy of Lennon’s whimsical 1964 book of stories and drawings “In His Own Write” – also signed by the band – could fetch up to $30,000.