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Guitars Designed for Charity Auction

Giant guitars designed by Yoko Ono, Keith Richards and Drew Carey took center stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame charity auction.

Ten-foot-tall replicas of Fender Stratocaster guitars had spent the summer on display throughout the city. A total of 90 guitars fetched about $800,000 Saturday night at an auction to benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the United Way and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, organizers said.

Each bidder paid $75 or $150 to attend the catered gala at the rock hall.

George Simon, a restaurant owner and lawyer, spent $105,000 for a guitar painted by Yoko Ono. One guitar bearing the likeness of the Who’s Pete Townsend went for $30,000. Another, painted by musician Graham Nash, sold for $25,000.