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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

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By Ken Hall

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Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

The Mosrite Ventures II guitar played onstage by Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings), guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones, sold for $937,500 in an online auction held by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA. Ramone played the guitar in every performance of the band from 1977-1996 – nearly 2,000 shows, plus on all 15 Ramones albums. Also, his Mark-2 signature guitar went for $46,875; and a painting of Ramone by Giovanni DeCunto brought $37,500.