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Guitars Used By Famous Artists Sell for Big Bucks At Auction

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Eric Clapton performs on stage during the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

A bunch of guitars used by the likes of U2’s The Edge, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and others sold for more than $5 million total at auction over the weekend. The highest bid went to Clapton’s acoustic guitar, used during his time with Derek &  The Dominoes, which reached $625,000. The Edge’s 1976 Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar, used during their 1987 “The Joshua Tree Tour” went for $437,500. A guitar used by his U2 bandmate Bono went for $115,000. And the Fender Stratocaster Amy Winehouse used on stage and in the video for “Take The Box” sold for $153,000. What’s a piece of rock memorabilia you would freak out to own — and where would you display it in your house?

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