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Published: 2013/03/23

John Lennon’s Guitar and More to Be Auctioned

Julien’s Auctions will host a music memorabilia auction in New York City on May 18 at the Hard Rock Cafe. Items associated with The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan, among others, will be up for sale.

One of the many Beatles items up for auction is John Lennon’s Vox custom guitar, which was played by both Lennon and George Harrison (the guitar is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.) Elvis’ personal clothing, signed pieces and jewelry will also be offered, as well as a signed pillow that Michael Jackson once threw from a hotel window. There will also be some of Rick Griffin’s Grateful Dead artwork, Bob Dylan’s handwritten “Mr. Tambourine Man” lyrics, Jim Morrison’s handwritten poetry, and Jimi Hendrix’s personal guitar strap. There are four ways to bid—online, in person, on the phone, or through absentee bids—and those interested in doing so can register in person at the auction or online before the sale.

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