In England was auctioned off on Wednesday, a guitar that had been borrowed by the Beatles guitarist for a short time. This was in the summer of 1963. Now the Instrument has changed 280,000 pounds to the owners.
As the auction house Gardiner Houlgate in the South-Western English Corsham announced, was the
“Maton Mastersound MS-500” for the equivalent of 313.704 Euro auctions. Three years ago, this guitar was sold at auction in New York. At the time, 485.000 US were made dollars.
In 1963, George Harrison was having problems with his “Gretsch Country Gentleman”, and brought her to Manchester for repair. The store owner gave it to Harrison to Bridge the gap, “Maton”. Harrison played that evening, was that of the 3. In July 1963, in a concert of the Beatles in the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester. He liked the Instrument, and asked if he could keep the “Maton” for a short period of time. So it was that in 2001 the deceased George played it at a few concerts and also the last appearance of the Beatles in the legendary Liverpool Cavern Club.
George Harrison, in 1995, at a concert in London
This “Maton” should also be a member of the Hollies played. And Cruisers-guitarist Roy Barber exchanged them against his Fender Stratocaster. Since the auction in 2015, in New York, it was exhibited at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool.
E-guitars as an investment
For many years, lovers to collect instruments, either because of the famous previous owner, or because you want to play the guitar. On auctions, famous guitars to achieve as high prices that that this is a luxury only cash investors can afford. A guitar of Bob Dylan joined for almost a half a Million Dollars to the owner. A semi-acoustic “Gibson” John Lennon brought in 2 million dollars.
The most expensive guitar had never owned a famous musician. The “Reach Out to Asia Fender Stratocaster” had, however, signed by Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney, and 15 other Stars. It was auctioned off for 2.7 million dollars. The amount was donated in 2004 to the Tsunami-Victims in Asia.
cp/bb (dpa, www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk)