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John Lennon's guitar sold for $408,000

  • A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles fetched $408,000 at an auction on Sunday.

    An unidentified US buyer in New York bought the custom-made instrument.

    The guitar was made in 1966 by the VOX company,

    Harrison used the guitar to play I Am The Walrus in a scene from Magical Mystery Tour in 1967, while Lennon used it in a video for Hello, Goodbye.

    Lennon gave the guitar as a present to Alexis "Magic Alex" Mardas, a friend of The Beatles.

    Mardas sold the instrument in 2004.

    According to Julien's Auctions, the guitar surpassed its estimated value of $200,000-$300,000.

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