Pieces of John Lennon’s Guitar Up for Auction

It isn’t that strange for a rock star’s instrument to be auction off for ridiculous sums of money. It is; however, a little stranger for pieces of an instrument to be sold. On Nov. 23 Tracks – a London collector’s shop known for rock memorabilia auction – will auction pieces of John Lennon’s guitar. They plan on auctioning the original pick guard and machine heads from Lennon’s 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri. It’s a well-used instrument by Lennon for almost four years before using an upgraded model.

Tracks is estimating the pieces may sell as much as 40,000 pounds (around $63,480).

Do you think it’s weird that pieces of an instrument are being sold? Let us know in the comments below. This kind of reminds us of the time Bruce Springsteen auctioned off guitar lessons for Veterans, and when Making Music visited the Beatles exhibit at Bethel Woods.

Neil is the former Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since having been part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.

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