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Giant guitar signed by Paul McCartney sold for 60,000

A hand-painted giant replica guitar signed by Sir Paul McCartney and displayed this summer at More London Riverside has sold at auction for£60,000.

Giant guitar signed by Paul McCartney sold for 60,000
Paul Wellwe
This guitar signed by Paul Weller and decorated by Peter Blake fetched £8,000 for charity

Between June and September thirty 10-foot hand painted free standing Gibson Les Paul replica guitars were on public display around More London next to City Hall. This week the guitars were sold at an auction held at the IndigO2.

More than 200,000 was raised at the Gibson GuitarTown auction which will be split equally between Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Prince's Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Paul McCartney's guitar was designed by SE1-based cartoonist and illustrator Rosie Brooks.

After a bidding war the giant guitar was eventually auctioned off for 60,000. Sir Paul McCartney said: "I'm really amazed and very happy that the guitar went for so much and for such a great cause."

Ronnie Wood's guitar went for 11,000, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters signed "The Wall" themed guitar designed by Gerald Scarfe went for 10,500, Slash's Gibson SG guitar went for 8,500 while Paul Weller's 10 foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar designed by Sir Peter Blake reached 8,000.

Ari Goldberger, the purchaser of the Paul McCartney giant guitar, will donate it to the Great Ormond Street Hospital at an event in December where Sir Paul will be in attendance.

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