Beatles fans better sit up and take notice: a guitar owned by George Harrison will be put on the auction by Julien’s Auctions next week - joined by other instruments owned by world famous artists.
The Hofner Club 40 was actually the very first electric guitar owned by The Quiet Beatle and was used long before the band found superstardom, back when they were still performing for local audiences in Liverpool.
The guitar was donated to a band competition that would help promote The Beatles’ 1966 German tour in 1965 and bears the autographs of the band members.
The competition was won by German band Faces whose singer and guitarist Frank Dostal held onto the guitar until 2017 when he passed away.
His Partner Mary Dostal was the one to offer the guitar to Julien’s Auctions. It is estimated to bring in between $200,000 and $300,000.
The auction house estimates the guitar will sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 (£148,482 and £222,935) .
The auction will take place at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe on May 19.