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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  • vandrightm
    5/19/2014 - 11:51 a.m.

    NO I would probably not want a car that Lady Gaga had, Plus its expensive and I like newer cars better than old cars. The new Rolls Royce is cooler and it is voice activated. That's just my opinion.

  • CR-D11white_momba
    5/19/2014 - 12:57 p.m.

    A guitar can be worth more than a car because when something is owned by someone famous it brings up the price for that. Doesn't matter who but as long as it is someone will want it.

  • km31purple
    5/19/2014 - 12:58 p.m.

    The guitar was worth more than the car because of who it used to belong to. The guitar was once the Beatles, more people have seen the Beatles and may like them better.

  • Bw4 skyblue
    5/19/2014 - 01:00 p.m.

    this is about lady gaga 1990 red rolls Royce corniche 3 automobile sold at auction for $125,000.but a guitar belonging to one of the Beatles sold for five times as much. the Juline auction sale of rock's n'roll' memorabilia was held last weekend at hard rock cafe in new york.

  • lr19batman
    5/19/2014 - 01:01 p.m.

    it could be that the gutar is well built and indsturckedtable and had powers and if it coould also talk and have its own amp on it then it would be possible to do that

  • kf24smile
    5/19/2014 - 01:01 p.m.

    The guitar was sold for more than the car because the Beatles are bigger than lady Gaga because they were along longer. The Beatles are ledges and Lady Gaga doen't really compare to the career the Beatles had.

  • GVA1pizza
    5/19/2014 - 01:10 p.m.

    I actually really think thats good. because the car is really nice and vintage, but it is stupid to pay that much money. but its a cool idea

  • jeromyrholland
    5/19/2014 - 02:01 p.m.

    Who would want to buy a car that lady gaga used. She could have been naked in the car. The Beetles are famous that's why the guitar is worth more than the car.

  • steiny01
    5/19/2014 - 02:03 p.m.

    I think it would be pretty cool to buy a car from Lady Gaga! That would feel really cool because your actually owing something a famous person already had or used!

  • josebecerril
    5/19/2014 - 02:03 p.m.

    Well cause I think the Beatles are much more popular than lady gaga that is why I think the guitar sold for more but that still is alot for a car that is going to be worth half that.

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