Beatles Vox Guitar Sells for $408,000 at Auction -
A custom made Vox guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison has sold for $408,000 (£269,000) at Julien's Auctions this past Sunday.
The customized VOX guitar was the centerpiece of the annual Music Icons auction held Saturday at the New York Hard Rock Cafe by the Beverly Hills, California-based auctioneers.
Julien's Auctions said the guitar had exceeded its estimated value of $200,000-$300,000 (£132,000-£198,000).
The guitar, which had been at several exhibitions prior to auction, was played by Harrison in a scene from Magical Mystery tour in 1967 in which he performed 'I Am The Walrus' and Lennon used it in the music video from 'Hello, Goodbye' later that year. #
After playing the guitar, Lennon then gave it as a 25th birthday present to Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas, a member of The Beatles' inner circle in the 1960s.
A plaque on the back reads:
"To Magic Alex/ Alexi thank you/ for been [sic] a friend/ 2-5-1967 John."