Ten-foot-tall replicas of Fender Stratocaster guitars that had spent the summer on display throughout Cleveland fetched about $800,000 for charity Saturday night at an auction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Restaurant owner and lawyer George Simon spent $105,000 for a guitar painted by Yoko Ono.
Musician Graham Nash painted his own guitar and named it Arthur.
He sold it for $25,000 at the auction.
Other celebrities sponsoring guitars included Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, comedian Drew Carey and Omar Vizquel of the Cleveland Indians.