Nirvana, Beatles guitars up for sale at NY auction

STORY: Fancy owning Bono's old guitar?

Locator: New York

It's one of 1,200 items up for sale at the annual Music Icons auction

[Martin Nolan, Founder and Executive Director, Julien’s Auctions]

“We have the U2 guitar. That amazing green Gretsch guitar custom made for Bono and for the band signed by all the band members. That's estimated to about $100-to-$200,000. Again, U2 are so collectible.”

Other items up for auction include a glittering gold suit worn by David Bowie

Handwritten music lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

and Bette Midler's 'Kiss My Brass' mermaid costume

“Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Bette Midler, Beyonce, Freddie Mercury on and on. And then look at the guitars, we have Nirvana, U2, Eddie Van Halen, Lenny Kravitz. We have an incredible guitar from the early 1960s signed by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles when they were at Top of the Pops, a show that was aired in the U.K. back in the 1960s.”

“We're not selling anything that people need. We're selling items that people want. They want the covers and all these iconic pieces that represent a memory or a time in their lives.”