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Guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Harry Styles bring big bucks at Grammy charity auction

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Courtesy Juliens Auctions

Guitars individually signed by former couple Taylor Swift and Harry Styles brought in the big bucks at the annual MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, a Grammy Week event that raises money for programs supporting the health and welfare of the music community.

A 2020 Epiphone acoustic guitar with custom graphics artwork from Taylor’s album evermore, signed by her, sold for $25,000 — five times its original estimate. Meanwhile, a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, signed by Harry and inscribed with “Always love,” went for $19,200.

In addition, a suit that Cher wore during Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, in 2018 sold for $10,240. An outfit worn by BTS member J-Hope during his solo album photo shoot brought in $21,875, 10 times its original estimate. 

A pair of Elton John‘s Louboutin boots went for $3,437, while a signed outfit Olivia Rodrigo wore onstage at the Glastonbury Music Festival brought in $10,000.

An outfit Katy Perry wore in 2019 for a FIFA performance sold for $7,680, while a signed copy of her Teenage Dream album went for $1,280.

The biggest winner at the auction, though, was a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers worn by Eminem, which were signed “Shady.” They sold for $40,625 — 20 times their original estimate.

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