Julien's AuctionsA collection of various items Ronnie Wood left in the possession of his ex-wife, Jo, brought in a pretty penny at an auction Saturday in Beverly Hills, California. The sale, which offered a variety of instruments, music-related memorabilia, artwork, clothing and other collectibles that belonged to the Rolling Stones guitarist, took in a total of $665,000 in bids, according to Julien's Auctions.
Among the priciest items sold was a 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar, which brought in a winning bid of $64,000. Two other Stratocasters that were custom decorated by Wood, one with the body depicting a Rolling Stones recording session and the painted metallic gold, took in bids of $22,500 and $9,600, respectively.
Other interesting collectibles scooped up at the auction included a vintage upright piano played over the years by Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and others, which sold for $12,800; and a guitar-shaped cardboard cutout with messages to Ronnie penned by Richards, which brought in $6,875. Meanwhile, a print of a drawing Wood did of Eric Clapton that was autographed by both stars took in $5,120. Visit JuliensLive.com to check out all of the items sold and the corresponding winning bids.
Ronnie and Jo Wood were married for 23 years before separating in 2008. The property belonging to the guitarist that was auctioned by his ex-wife on Saturday reportedly was part of the couple's 2011 divorce settlement. Jo Wood is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale to MusiCares, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial and medical assistance to musicians.
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