George Harrison Beatles Guitar Sells For $485K

(Classic Rock) A guitar used by George Harrison during Beatles live shows in 1963 has sold at auction for $485,000. The Maton Mastersound guitar sold at Julien's Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York, Rolling Stone reports. The instrument was lent to the late guitarist by Barratt's Music Store while his famous Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar was being repaired.

Harrison played the Maton at nearly a dozen concerts during July and August 1963. It was eventually returned to Barratt's and later sold to Dave Berry and the Cruisers guitarist Roy Barber.

Other items sold at the auction included leather shorts belonging to Trent Reznor, a glove worn by Michael Jackson, a stage-worn tank top donned by Madonna and Elvis Presley's marriage certificate and tour bus. Read more and see a photo of the guitar here.

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