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Guitars used by Hendrix, McCartney go up for auction

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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 8, 2017  /  08:39 pm
Guitars used by Hendrix, McCartney go up for auction

Two of the items set to be auctioned by Guernsey's on Dec. 2, at Bohemian Hall in New York City: (from left to right) Jimi Hendrix's 1967 Electric Guild Starfire V and Paul McCartney's 1953 Gold Gibson Les Paul. (Guernsey's/File)

Music fans, especially fans of guitars, may want to check out the upcoming offer by New York-based auction house Guernsey's.

Slated for Dec. 2 at Bohemian Hall in New York City, the auction is said to include Jimi Hendrix's 1967 Electric Guild Starfire V, Paul McCartney's 1953 Gold Gibson Les Paul and Bruce Springsteen's 1963 Fender Precision Bass among its list of music memorabilia for sale.

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According to Reuters, collectors can also expect to bid for Jerry Garcia's Acoustic 1990 Alvarez-Yairi guitar and a black Gibson Les Paul that Madonna used on tours in 2001 and 2008.

Previously in May, Guernsey's sold a Wolf guitar once owned by Garcia for US$1.9 million.

In addition to the guitars, the auction will also feature saxophones, master recordings of James Brown and Elvis Presley, as well as recorded live performances of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among other items. (ezr/kes)

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