Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than $900,000
BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday.
A collector from the U.S. purchased the 1965 Mosrite ventures II electric guitar, RR Auction in Boston stated in a statement.
Ramone, whose real name was John Cummings, bought the guitar to replace his original blue Ventures II, which was stolen, according to RR Auction.
It was used at every Ramones concert from November 1977 to his retirement in August 1996,, RR stated. In 2004. he died.
The guitar and other Ramones memorabilia came from the collection Daniel Rey, who was a producer and musician, as well as a long-time collaborator with Ramones.
Some of the other items sold included Johnny Ramone‘s Mark-2 signature guitar for almost $50,000, and Joey Ramone’s Shure microphones from the final Ramones concert for more than $13,000.
The auction began Aug. 24 and concluded Saturday.
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