|Rare Beatles' guitar goes to New York auction|
Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien's Auction's, holds a rare Vox guitar, played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, built by Mike Bennett and Dickey Denney which was gifted to Magic Alex Mardas by Lennon in 1967, during a press call by Juliens Auctions at Hard Rock Cafe New York on May 13, 2013 . The exhibit precedes the Juliens Auctions Music Icons auction event to take place at Hard Rock Cafe New York on May 18. Harrison played the guitar while practicing I am the Walrus during The Magical Mystery Tour and by Lennon while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY.
NEW YORK (AFP).- This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.
The VOX guitar played both by John Lennon and George Harrison is expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 at auction in New York's Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday.
The custom-made instrument is the main lot in the Julien's Auctions sale.
Harrison used it while practicing "I am the Walrus" and Lennon while recording a video session for "Hello, Goodbye." It was given by Lennon to Apple Records electronics engineer Yanni "Magic Alex" Mardas in 1967, Julien's said.
It's a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest pieces of Beatles memorabilia ever to be offered," the auction house said.
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