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Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 523
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Talk about inflation of instrument prices. Saw this in an article today.

"An American collector has bought Paul McCartney's first acoustic guitar for 330,000 pounds ($614,000) at auction."

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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 187
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post

..and best of my understanding, it was given to Paul by a childhood friend...

(Message edited by 57basstra on July 31, 2006)
Username: valvil

Post Number: 934
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post

Actually my understanding is that the guitar belonged to his friend and that it was the first one McCartney ever played and the one he used to audition for John's band the Quarrymen. In fact it was his friend who sold it (for his retirement fund), not McCartney. Paul provided the authenticity certificate.


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