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Guitars Used By Amy Winehouse, U2’s The Edge Sell For Big Bucks At Auction

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform onstage during the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)

A bunch of guitars used by the likes of U2’s The Edge, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and others sold for more than $5 million total at auction over the weekend. The highest bid went to Clapton’s acoustic guitar, used during his time with Derek & The Dominoes, which reached $625,000. The Edge’s 1976 Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar, used during their 1987 “The Joshua Tree Tour” went for $437,500. A guitar used by his U2 bandmate Bono went for $115,000. And the Fender Stratocaster Amy Winehouse used on stage and in the video for “Take The Box” sold for $153,000. What’s a piece of rock memorabilia you would freak out to own — and where would you display it in your house?


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