Cleveland
Guitar Auction Brings In $800,000
November 10, 2002

Artwork never sounded so good.

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.

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