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Legendary Instruments of Keith Richards and George Harrison to Hit Auction Block

by Madonna

Prepare for a clash of bidding titans as two iconic instruments once wielded by guitar legends Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and George Harrison of the Beatles go up for auction, offering a glimpse into the musical history that shaped an unforgettable era.

“These instruments aren’t just mere relics; they embody the spirited rivalry and mutual admiration between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,” declared Nate D. Sanders Auctions. “Each band spurred the other on to greater heights, and these artifacts serve as a tangible reminder of their shared journey and the timeless music that continues to captivate audiences.”

Among the prized possessions on offer is Richards’ custom-crafted guitar, a staple during the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls” recording sessions, tours, and music videos. Crafted by the skilled hands of luthier Ted Newman Jones, this guitar boasts a maple neck, rosewood fretboard, Schecter bridge, and original equipment tuners, bearing witness to the countless performances and studio sessions it accompanied Richards through.

Accompanied by a letter of authenticity, bidding for this revered instrument begins at $400,000.

Also commanding attention is Harrison’s 1965 sitar, immortalized for its distinctive sound featured in “Norwegian Wood,” which heralded the onset of what music historians dubbed “The Great Sitar Explosion.” As recounted on the Nate D. Sanders auction website, the sitar’s ethereal tones introduced an unexpected twist to the Beatles’ creative process during the recording sessions, adding an enchanting allure to the track.

Harrison’s fascination with Indian music, culture, and Hindu spirituality is evident in his subsequent Indian-inspired compositions, such as “Love You To” and “Within You Without You.”

Accompanied by two letters of authenticity, bidding for this historic sitar starts at $25,000, offering aficionados a chance to own a piece of musical history steeped in cultural significance.

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