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McCartney Bass Sale Breaks Record At Auction

TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 28: Paul McCartney performs live at the Budokan on April 28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)

One of Paul McCartney’s bass guitars is now the most expensive bass ever sold.  The Yamaha BB-1200 was sold at auction for 496,100 dollars.  McCartney used the bass in the studio and on tour with Wings.  The previous record was set by a 1969 Fender Mustang belonging to former Rolling Stones rocker Bill Wyman, which sold for 384-thousand dollars.  A Lake Placid Blue Fender Telecaster destroyed by Eddie Vedder was also sold for 266,200 dollars at the event, making it the most expensive smashed guitar ever sold at auction.

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