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John Lennon guitar sells for $408,000 at Julien’s Auctions

A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles has sold for $408,000 at auction.

The custom-made instrument, built in 1966 by the VOX company, was bought by an unidentified US buyer in New York.

The guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles has sold for 408000 at auction photo

The guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles has sold for $408,000 at auction

George Harrison played I Am The Walrus on the guitar in a scene from Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. John Lennon used it in a video for Hello, Goodbye later that year.

Julien’s Auctions said the guitar had exceeded its estimated value of $200,000-$300,000.

After playing the guitar, John Lennon 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.”

Alexis Mardas sold the instrument in 2004.

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