Giant instrument goes up for auction
Paul McCartney raised £60,000 at the charity auction last night (November 20) at the IndigO2 at The O2 in London.
The guitar was a 10ft tall hand-painted Les Paul guitar replica signed by the Beatles legend. It 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.
The Gibson Guitartown London Charity Auction raised over £200,000 pounds for The Prince Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.