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.
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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