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The remaining pieces of last in a series of Rickenbacker guitars that met their end at the hands and sometimes feet of Pete Townshend during Who concerts was sold Thursday (12/10) at a London auction for $84,000.  There are no authenticated pieces of the 6 guitars Townshend destroyed in the 1960's.  He swore off destroying any for decades but trashed one during a 1989 concert. The pieces of that axe were gathered by his guitar tech who later assembled them into a piece of art.  That and an autographed model of an intact guitar like it were sold together.