Johnny Cash Guitars, Lyrics Up For Sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man in black will be bringing in some green when Johnny Cash’s guitars, costumes, handwritten lyrics and personal belongings go on the auction block.

The embroidered blue jumpsuit Cash wore to rehearse for his infamous performance at San Quentin State Prison is expected to fetch $3,000 to $5,000. Also up for sale are vintage guitars, a harmonica, Cash’s passport and briefcase, and pages and pages of handwritten lyrics, notes and poems.

The items will be on view in Los Angeles before the Dec. 5 sale, administered by Julien’s Auctions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s charity for musicians in need.

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