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Robbie Robertson, George Harrison historic guitars auctioned for over $400,000

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Historic guitars that belonged to The Band 's Robbie Robertson and the late George Harrison both sold at a New York City memorabilia auction over the weekend for more than $400,000.

Robertson's 1965 Fender Telecaster , which Bob Dylan played frequently during his 1966 "going electric" tour, fetched $490,000 on Saturday at the "Music Icons" sale organized by Julien's Auctions and hosted by the Hard Rock Café. The guitar also was used by Dylan and Robertson at various famous recording sessions and was played by Robbie at Woodstock and other historic concerts.

Meanwhile, a Hofner Club 40 model guitar that belonged to Harrison from 1959 to 1966, and was the first electric guitar that he ever owned, went for $430,000 after being estimated to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000.

Source: Midwest Communications Inc./wabx.net

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