Johnny Ramone’s Guitar Sells for More Than $900,000

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This Aug. 2021 photograph  provided by Boston-based RR Auction shows a 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electrical  guitar played by Johnny Ramone. (Nikki Brickett/RR Auction via AP)

This Aug. 2021 photograph provided by Boston-based RR Auction shows a 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electrical guitar played by Johnny Ramone. (Nikki Brickett/RR Auction via AP)

BOSTON—The guitar played by Johnny Ramone connected each 15 Ramones albums and astatine astir 2,000 unrecorded performances by the stone set sold astatine auction implicit the play for much than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday.

The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electrical guitar was bought by a collector successful the U.S. who wishes to stay anonymous, Boston-based RR Auction said successful a statement.

Ramone, whose existent sanction was John Cummings, bought the guitar to regenerate his archetypal bluish Ventures II, which was stolen, according to RR Auction.

It was played astatine each Ramones show from November 1977 until his status successful August 1996, RR said. He died successful 2004.

The guitar, on with different Ramones memorabilia, came from the postulation of Daniel Rey, a instrumentalist and shaper who was besides a longtime Ramones collaborator.

Some of the different items sold included Johnny Ramone’s Mark-2 signature guitar for astir $50,000, and Joey Ramone’s Shure microphones from the last Ramones performance for much than $13,000.

The auction began Aug. 24 and concluded Saturday.

The Associated Press

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