Pink Floyd, the English rock band that was formed in 60s developed a global fan following that has crossed generations as well. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that the band’s instruments are still in demand.
The guitar of one of the founders Syd Barrett, was sold at the Cheffins auction house in the UK for almost 20,000 pounds about US$27,000.
“A Yamaha twelve string guitar, owned by Cambridge resident and founder of Pink Floyd, Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett, sold for 19,920 at the Cheffins Art & Design Sale on Thursday 28th October,” the auction house said.
The initial price of the guitar has been estimated at about between 5,000 -10,000 pounds, over two times less than it was auctioned for. According to the musician’s nephew, Mark Barrett, who sold the guitar, the proceeds will be transferred to mental health and hospice NGOs.
In addition to the guitar, Barrett’s garden table and his school photo were also up for auction, according to the press release. The table was sold to the same online bidder as the guitar for over 2,000 pounds.
This year in May, Barrett’s painting titled Orange Dahlias in a Vase was sold at the auction for 28,000 pounds.
From : pk.mashable.com