Gibson ES-355: Restored and maintained
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First Liam Gallagher destroyed his brother Noel's guitar and shortly afterwards their band Oasis was in ruins.
Now, about 13 years later, the iconic guitar has been auctioned in Paris.
The buyer paid 300,000 for the restored instrument, several media reports.
After weeks of quarreling, Oasis canceled a concert at "Rock en Seine" in Paris in 2009 at short notice after a dispute.
During the argument, Liam is said to have smashed Noel's guitar.
A little later, Noel announced his departure from the band.
He couldn't work another day with his brother Liam.
According to the Artpèges auction house, Noel Gallagher initially had the guitar repaired, but later parted with the instrument – “because it reminded him too much of Oasis”.
Since then, the red Gibson ES-355 has been seen by some as a symbol of the split in the band, which moved masses of fans worldwide.
Oasis was founded in Manchester in the early 1990s: guitarist Paul Arthurs had founded the Oasis predecessor group Rain in 1991.
Only later did the Gallagher brothers join, the real stars of the band.
Rain became Oasis.
The representatives of Britpop celebrated their breakthrough in 1994 with the single »Live Forever«.
Her big hits include the songs "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger."
Oasis' last studio album together, Dig Out Your Soul, was released in 2008.
In 2009, songwriter Noel Gallagher left the group because of "verbal and violent intimidation," as it was called at the time.
Since then, the brothers have each pursued their own careers, and their relationship is considered broken.
There are no signs that the Gallaghers will overcome their differences in the near future.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Liam blamed his brother for it.
"If he really wanted to have contact, for the sake of my mother, he could do it, but obviously he doesn't want to," said the musician.