Find out how much Ed Sheeran’s guitar sold for at Campsea Ashe auction

Belle Rogers of Clarke & Simpson with the Ed Sheeran guitar before the auction. Picture: JAMES SHAND

Belle Rogers of Clarke & Simpson with the Ed Sheeran guitar before the auction. Picture: JAMES SHAND - Credit: Archant

Ed Sheeran’s signed little guitar went under the hammer at Campsea Ashe auction rooms yesterday.

The Framlingham pop superstar, donated the personally signed guitar in support of the Dennington village hall re-building project.

There was brisk bidding in the sale room, with lots of interest on the Internet and by a telephone bidder, before it was sold for £3,800, to a local buyer.

The successful bidder received lot 401, which was the Martin & Co Ed Sheeran X Signature edition guitar, signed by him, and with a Martin & Co gig bag.

James Shand, at the Clarke & Simpson auction house, said: “Bidding was brisk, and it came down to a telephone bidder and a couple of people in the sale room. It was exciting.”

Ed Sheeran. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Ed Sheeran. Picture: SIMON PARKER

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The guitar was sold within the Clarke & Simpson Art Deco, 20th Century Design and Retro auction on Monday.

The sale is a boost for the Dennington Village Hall community project,

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The guitar had been estimated as £2,500 to £3,500 in advance of the auction.

James Maberly, chairman of Dennington village hall, said: “It was very exciting. I watched it on the internet live. There was interest from around the world.

Ed Sheeran's signed guitar. Picture: JAMES SHAND

Ed Sheeran's signed guitar. Picture: JAMES SHAND - Credit: Archant

“We are really pleased with the result and the additional publicity for the village hall project.Thanks to Ed for donating it and to Clarke & Simpson for auctioning it, free of charge, for the project

“We have another fund-raising concert on Saturday, at the hall, showcasing a lot of local talent - individual performers and groups. There are ten live performances.

“It is a great opportunity to promote our local youngsters.

“Tickets are on sale in advance, from me, Framlingham stationers and the Clothes Peg here in Dennington.”

Among those taking part in the concert on Saturday are the Crisp Brothers from Dennington, singer songwriter Eleanor Petheram from Framlingham,

Oscar Welsh from Peasenhall, classical singer Katie Russell, Will Haigh, and Gabriella Pattinson with George Mooney.

“All these youngsters live within a ten mile radius of Dennington - a real effort to keep it local. Some of them are just so good - seriously impressive young musicians.”

Framlingham College were lending all the musical equipment for the concert too, he added.

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