Imagine Lennon’s lost guitar breaks a world record at auction and you’re right

Imagine Lennon’s lost guitar breaks a world record at auction and you’re right
Imagine Lennon’s lost guitar breaks a world record at auction and you’re right

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A guitar used by John Lennon has become the most expensive Beatles instrument ever auctioned.


After spending the last 50 years in an attic, the famous guitar from the movie “Help!” by John Lennon has broken records.

On the first day of your auction Music Icons at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York, Julien’s Auctions sold the acoustic guitar Framus Hootenanny of 12 strings for the record number of 2.68 million euros.

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This makes it the most expensive Beatles guitar never sold at auction.

Lennon and George Harrison played guitar on their album ‘Help’

The guitar was used by Lennon to record songs for his 1965 studio album “Help!” and the film of the same name, directed by Richard Lester, helping to create some of the band’s biggest hits in the ’60s. Both Lennon and George Harrison played the Framus Hootenanny 12-string during the recording of the album “Rubber Soul” in 1965.

The guitar, which had been given lost for 50 yearswas recently discovered in the attic of a 90-year-old man who worked as the 1960s duo’s tour manager. Peter and Gordon.

Gordon Waller, a member of the duo, was gifted to Lennon in 1965 and later passed on to his tour manager. The original case of the instrument was found in the trashand recovered before it was lost forever.

“We are absolutely delighted and honored to have broken a new world record with the sale of John Lennon’s lost guitar,” he said in a statement. David Goodman, CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “This guitar is not only a piece of music history, but a symbol of John Lennon’s enduring legacy.

Goodman called the record sale “a testament to the timeless appeal and the reverence of the music of the Beatles and John Lennon

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An earlier Lennon acoustic guitar, the Gibson J160Esold for a record $2.4 million (2.2 million euros) in 2015, according to Julien’s Auctions.

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