The Maton Mastersound was used by Harrison at several concerts in July and August, 1963 while his beloved Country Gent was being repaired.

Harrison had borrowed the instrument from Barratts Music Store in the U.K. and it later changed hands several times before going up for sale via Julien's Auctions in the U.S. on Friday (15May15).

The instrument sold for $485,000 at an auction of rock memorabilia.