McCartney’s giant guitar fetch’s big bucks at auction.

It’s stories like this that make me glad to be a Beatle fan.  I mean they do/have really embody the spirit of the music legacy that they have created.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, if I had the expendable cash I’d have bid on that guitar, and kept it to myself.

It’s always good to see members of the Fab Four clan doing their part for good causes, charities, and ideals.  It’s very reassuring to know that your musical idols have a heart and conscience, and care about others.  Good to see a celebrity putting their name and status to good use.

Paul McCartney 

Here’s what we’ve read.

Paul McCartney’s signed giant Gibson guitar raised £60,000 for charity at an auction last night (November 20).

The Gibson GuitarTown auction held at London’s IndigO2 venue also saw guitars signed by Robert Plant, Ronnie Wood and Slash go under the hammer.

McCartney’s 10ft tall hand-painted Gibson Les Paul replica was designed by visual artist Rosie Brooks.

McCartney said: “I’m really amazed and very happy that the guitar went for so much and for such a great cause.”

Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood’s guitar went for £11,000, while Pink Floyd Roger Waters ‘Wall’-themed guitar went for £10,500.

Slash’s Gibson went for £8,500 and Paul Weller’s went for £8,000.

The successful bidder has announced he will donate the McCartney guitar to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in December.

All monies raised by the auction will go to The Prince’s Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Source: Uncut

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