Rare handwritten letters by former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney and a guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix will go under the hammer at a New York auction site later today (04DEC06). A page of draft lyrics for the Beatles song MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER is expected to fetch $300,000 (GBP151,000), while a Fender Stratocaster owned by guitar maestro Hendrix is expected to go for at least $80,000 (GBP41,000). Other lots going on sale at Christies in New York include Miles Davis' trumpet and love letters by Bob Dylan.