Friday, November 23, 2007

"Paul McCartney's guitar fetches $120k at charity auction"

from - by Owen Williams
A hand-painted guitar, autographed by & belonging to Sir Paul McCartney has fetched $120,000 in a charity auction.

The guitar, a 10ft replica of a Gibson Les Paul went under the hammer at the IndigO2 in London on Tuesday night.

According to reports, the guitar was one of 60 sold in the auction - and all proceeds were split between Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, the Prince's Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Paul, 65, said: "I'm really amazed and very happy that the guitar went for so much and for such a great cause."

The winning bidder declared he would donate the guitar to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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