Har­ri­son gui­tar in top play

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE gui­tar used by Ge­orge Har­ri­son at the Bea­tles’ fi­nal Cav­ern Club gig has sold at auc­tion for £347,000 ($632,771).

Har­ri­son played the Aus­tralian-made Ma­ton Master­sound MS-500 at the fa­mous venue in Liver­pool in the sum­mer of 1963.

His reg­u­lar gui­tar was be­ing re­paired, but Har­ri­son was so im­pressed with the re­place­ment he con­tin­ued to use it.

When he re­turned the gui­tar to the re­pair shop, it was bought by Roy Bar­ber, a gui­tarist in Dave Berry and the Cruis­ers, whose hits in­cluded Mem­phis, Ten­nessee and The Cry­ing Game.

The gui­tar was in stor­age un­til it was bought by a UK col­lec­tor at auc­tion in New York in 2015 for £373,000 ($680,252), and resold at Gar­diner Houl­gate auc­tions in Cor­sham, Wilt­shire, on Wed­nes­day.

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