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George Harrison's guitar bought in Illinois brings $657K at auction

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  • George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has sold for $657,000 at auction.

      George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has sold for $657,000 at auction.
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Associated Press

NEW YORK -- George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has sold for $657,000 at auction.

Harrison purchased the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister.

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The Julien's Auctions sale of rock and roll memorabilia was held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

Harrison had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker.

Other items in the sale included Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile. It sold for $125,000.

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