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Paul McCartney is no stranger to accolades, so it should come as no surprise that one of his bass guitars sold for a record price at auction.

Per Guitar World, Sir Paul’s Yamaha BB-1200 “Wings” bass guitar sold for a whopping $496,100.

The outlet noted, the Yamaha bass “…overtook Bill Wyman’s 1969 Fender Mustang bass – which sold in 2020 for $384,000 – as the most expensive bass ever to be sold at auction.”

According to the listing on the Yamaha bass, “This cherry burst BB-1200 was a principal weapon in McCartney’s sonic arsenal during his activity with Wings in the late 1970s, and he was frequently photographed playing it on stage, during live performances and in the studio.”

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