George Harrisons' Maton MS-500 Sold At Auction!!

    A guitar used by Beatles legend George Harrison at the Beatles' last appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club in 1963 has been sold at auction for £347,000.  The Australian-made Maton Mastersound MS-500 was auctioned off at Gardiner Houlgate Auctions in Corsham, Wiltshire, which was one of the UK's biggest ever guitar auctions.   Harrison had used the guitar on stage at several shows during July and August 1963. It was bought by an unnamed overseas private collector over the phone.   "I'm delighted with the way things went. To have been able to handle and care for a guitar as famous as George Harrison's and then sell it for a good price is a real honour," said Gardiner Houlgate auctioneer Luke Hobbs, reports Louder Sound.  "Interest in the sale was very high. It's been a record auction in every way."  "The George Harrison guitar attracted lots of international attention with most of the major collectors bidding over the phone. Bids came slowly at first, but then the pace really picked up."  Another guitar, a custom-made 1968 Gibson EBS-1250 double-neck, used by Bee Gee Maurice Gibb to compose the band's first disco hit "Jive Talkin'" was also sold for £8,680!!

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