The auctioneer calls the instrument, with the artist's “love” symbol on the neck and gold hardware, “one of the most important guitars from the early years of Prince’s career ever to come to auction.” It's projected to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000, the auction house said.
A purple suit, a pendant and a pair of boots from Prince will be for sale too. A page of McCartney's handwritten lyrics, featuring cross-outs, revisions and earlier drafts of lines for the song “Maxwell's Silver Hammer,” from the Beatles' 1969 album “Abbey Road,” will also be up for auction.
The lyric sheet is expected to draw between $200,000 and $300,000. The auction will also have memorabilia from Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Jim Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Queen, and David Bowie.