George Harrison’s rare Bartell fretless electric guitar sells for more than $300,000 at auction

George Harrison's Bartell electric has sold at auction
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A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon has sold at auction for £237,562 (approx. $308,795).

The instrument, a rare Bartell fretless electric guitar, was made circa 1967 and presented to Harrison that same year.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.