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US band Boyce Avenue have spent £20,000 on personalised guitars for One Direction - though Niall Horan, 18, is the only member who knows how to strum.

The soft-rock group splashed out on the pricey presents to show their appreciation at being booked as a warm-up act for the boys' UK tour earlier this year. 

'The 1D boys were really grateful but it was a bit of a pointless present as only Niall can play,' reveals a source.

But now the rest of the lads are determined to get to grips with their new instruments.

'Harry, Liam, Zayn and Louis are desperately trying to learn because it was a kind gift,' the source tells The Sun.

'Boyce Avenue got each guitar engraved with a personal message so the boys would remember the tour.'  

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