A guitar played by the late BEATLES stars John Lennon and George Harrison has fetched $529,200 (GBP294,000) at an auction in New York.

Harrison used the Gibson SG instrument from 1966 to 1969 during the recording of Revolver and Lennon played it during the WHITE ALBUM sessions in 1968.

A spokesperson for Christies, where the auction happened on Friday (17DEC04) says, "There was interest across all sections."

The auction raised more than $1.98 million (GBP1.1 million) in total.

19/12/2004 11:17