Fancy owning a real piece of rock n roll history? George Harrison’s very first electric guitar is heading to the auction block. But, if you feel like this is something you’d like to own, then be prepared to get your checkbook out and write a check to the tune of between $200,000 and $300,000 dollars.
It will go to auction on May 19th, and will be up for sale via auctioneers Juliens, and the auction will be part of a larger rock memorabilia sale, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
Via Juliens’ Instagram account they say that: “Harrison played the Hoffner Club 40 when the Beatles played around Liverpool, England, as The Quarrymen,” adding: “Harrison traded his acoustic guitar for the electric model with Ray Ennis, who was a member of the Swinging Blue Jeans. Harrison donated it to a band competition in 1965 and it was won by a member of a German band who died in 2017. His widow is putting it up for auction.”
You can also get your hands on a 1965 Fender Telecaster that was owned by the Band’s Robbie Robertson, and by the way, was also played by Harrison, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. This beauty is up for auction for an estimated selling price of between $400,000 and $600,000 dollars.
Memorabilia like this doesn’t come cheap, but you would be owning some of the most desired guitars of all time.