One Of George Harrison’s Guitars Goes On The Auction Block

NEW YORK (May 9, 2014) A 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar that the late Beatle George Harrison owned is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia.

The Julien's Auctions sale is May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan.

The Rickenbacker is expected to sell for as much as $600,000.

Harrison bought the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Ill., where he went to visit his sister.

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

The auction also has a "Beatles '65" album signed by the Fab Four, which could sell for as much as $300,000.

The auction house says any albums signed after Beatlemania began in 1964 are extremely rare.

Other highlights include Jimi Hendrix's Sears Silvertone electric guitar, whose presale estimate is as much as $100,000.

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