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Friday, September 5, 2008

Elvis Presley Fingerprints Outbid by Jimi Hendrix Guitar

Almost half a million dollars was brought in by the guitar that was infamously set on fire onstage by Jimi Hendrix. The guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, was set aflame at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and was expected to bring in closer to $900,000. The guitar was the highlight of the auction by The Fame Bureau an auction house in London, England. In addition to the Hendrix guitar, Elvis Presley’s fingerprints on a concealed gun application went for close to $82,000 and a copy of the Beatles first contract with Brian Epstein sold for over $400,000.

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