Would you buy a used car from Lady Gaga? The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar that George Harrison played as The Beatles recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at Abbey Road Studios (AP photos/Julien's Auctions)
Would you buy a used car from Lady Gaga?
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Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much.

The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

The Beatles George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar was sold for $657,000.

Harrison had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker.

Harrison purchased the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister.

Critical thinking challenge: How can a guitar be worth more than a car?

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COMMENTS (48)
  • CarlosRios
    5/19/2014 - 11:44 a.m.

    Yo compria algo de historia si tenia la orputinidad por que vale mucho, es interesante, teines algo que nadien mas puede agarra en el mundo.

  • 5ScottR
    5/19/2014 - 12:25 p.m.

    No I don't think I would buy a car from lady gaga for $125,000 because that is a lot of money for a car that some one owned

  • 5CarsonM.
    5/19/2014 - 12:51 p.m.

    i think that since the beetles guitar has much more history involved in it, that its worth more to certain people. im sure people that like pop would buy gagas car over the guitar, but people that like rock, would want the guitar. i like rock more than pop so i would rather have the guitar. the beetles have been a very large band over the years and the guitar has had more history involved in it which makes it more valuable. lady gaga couldve raised the price for the car but she didnt, so it also involves how much they are willing to sell it for. it also has a lot to do with the buyer, some people are collectors and buy stuff like this so they are more willing to buy an expensive guitar.

  • KailynPa
    5/19/2014 - 01:30 p.m.

    I think $125,000 is a lot of money for a car. It was Lady Gaga's too so she doesn't need the extra money anyways. It is a cool car, though.

  • nars98soto
    5/19/2014 - 04:21 p.m.

    i think thats a nice car that lady gaga got because it has a nice color and body stiyall and a nice intereyoll because its all black i like the long wind shilled.

  • nars98soto
    5/19/2014 - 04:22 p.m.

    it is a nice andteck and problem worth a lot and other people can see it and she can sell it when she gets old or give it away to a pore family

  • 8taylor.w
    5/19/2014 - 05:00 p.m.

    Personally i think that The Beatles were much better then lady gaga so i would side with what guitar on this particular argument. I think that the Beatles were much more popular then lady gaga every was. So its a no brainier that the guitar would sell for much more. 5 times as much is a bit of an exaggeration. Then again the Beatles were amazing.

  • gwamguo-Koc
    5/19/2014 - 06:54 p.m.

    I think It was reasonable. The Beatles was very famous than lady gaga. It is a one reason. The beatles is group of singer. They are use guitar when they sing. The lady gaga was singer too. but she didnt use a car when she sing. They are a singer and they are use guitar when they sing Not car. So I think This guitar was important then laddy gaga's car. It is another reason

  • giorgioa-Koc
    5/19/2014 - 10:35 p.m.

    Whats the point in buying celebrity memoribelia. Just because a celebrity owned something doesnt mean the price should go up. Well maybe the beatles is important because they are one of the biggest rock and roll figures in history but still. It is ridiculous how high they can raise the price of something just by putting a name on it.

  • christopherh-Koc
    5/20/2014 - 12:23 a.m.

    I would much rather buy the car because a car is more reliable than a guitar. You can usually always fix a car, some stuff can go wrong with the guitar that you can't fix.

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