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Hendrix Guitar Sold at Auction

August 6, 1998

LONDON (AP) _ A rare Gibson Sunburst guitar that rocker Jimi Hendrix used on the single ``All Along the Watchtower″ sold for $32,600, topping the bidding at a musical auction.

Hendrix’s guitar had been expected to fetch double that price at Wednesday’s sale, at which one of Eric Clapton’s guitars went for $8,000.

Acetates of Elvis Presley’s first recording sessions in 1954 achieved record prices. Presley’s ``That’s All Right (Momma)″ fetched $27,000.

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s platform boots sold for three times the expected amount, bringing in $1,800.

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