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Paul McCartney's Giant Gibson Gets £60,000

Paul McCartney's Giant Gibson Gets £60,000

[b]Paul McCartney[/b]'s signed giant Gibson guitar raised £60,000 for charity at an auction last night (November 20).

The Gibson GuitarTown auction held at London's IndigO2 venue also saw guitars signed by [b]Robert Plant[/b], [b]Ronnie Wood[/b] and [b]Slash[/b] go under the hammer.

McCartney's 10ft tall hand-painted Gibson Les Paul replica 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."

[b]Rolling Stones[/b]' 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.

All monies raised by the auction will go to The Prince’s Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Pic credit: PA Photos


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