Music Gear News
Beatles' guitar auctioned for $408,000
The custom-made VOX model was only expected to command a price of between $200,000 and $300,000 when it went under the hammer in New York but an unnamed US bidder took the memorabilia home with an even higher price.
Lennon played the guitar during a video for the song Hello, Goodbye while Harrison used it while practising the iconic hit I Am The Walrus which both featured on the 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour.
It was custom made for Lennon and was given to long time friend Yanni "Magic Alex" Mardas in 1967 with a plaque on the reverse side which reads "To Magic Alex, Alexi thank you for been a friend".
Prior to the auction in the US, the guitar has been on display in a museum in Ireland before making the trip across the Atlantic to be auctioned.
Posted by SR.Posted on 21 May 2013 13:13 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas
Recent studies have shown that music can improve mental abilities whilst also helping to heal victims of brain damage
A luxurious digital piano designed to faithfully recreate the sound of a grand acoustic piano, the Casio Celviano GP-300 is the perfect tool of expression for the discerning pianist
Offering up to £80 off on the Kontrol Series whilst slashing the price of Komplete Audio 6 to £149, get your chance to use the worlds leading hardware at an incredibly discounted price
Buy Reason between November 24th and December 31st and get £350 worth of the best selling instrument and effect rack plugins for free!
Considered one of the go to beginner kits, the Mapex Tornado offers high quality performance at a fraction of the price
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone