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John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940 during a German air raid in World War II....

John Lennon: Remembering the Music Icon and Founding Member of The Beatles

John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940 during a German air raid in World War II….

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The Duo Jet sported "humped block" inlays, a Bigsby vibrato and two single-coil DeArmond pickups. Harrison used this for the early singles, the Please Please Me

The Beatles: George Harrison and his 1957 Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Electric Guitar

The Duo Jet sported “humped block” inlays, a Bigsby vibrato and two single-coil DeArmond pickups. Harrison used this for the early singles, the Please Please Me

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George Harrison Cavern Club Liverpool 1962

While My Guitar Gently Weeps: A Look at George Harrison’s First Guitar

What was Harrison’s first guitar? According to Paul McCartney it was strictly a do-it-yourself affair….

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An advert of the period shows this handsome guitar that boasted a powerful, penetrating tone....

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 34 – John Lennon’s Hofner Senator

An advert of the period shows this handsome guitar that boasted a powerful, penetrating tone….

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This updated, solid-top 325 was designed with Lennon in mind but not yet ready when Rickenbacker president F. C. Hall arrived in New York to meet with the Beatles before their Ed Sullivan debut....

The Beatles: John Lennon and his 1964 Rickenbacker 325

This updated, solid-top 325 was designed with Lennon in mind but not yet ready when Rickenbacker president F. C. Hall arrived in New York to meet with the Beatles before their Ed Sullivan debut….

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Purchased in 1960: 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri (5/8 scale, hollow-body electric). Serial No. V81: The Holy Grail of guitars. Lennon bought this "short arm" guitar, with a natural finish, gold pickguard and Kaufmann vibrato, on the Beatles' first trip to Hamburg, after he saw jazzman "Toots" Thielmans playing a Ric model on an album cover.

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes – Revisited

Purchased in 1960: 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri (5/8 scale, hollow-body electric). Serial No. V81: The Holy Grail of guitars. Lennon bought this “short arm” guitar, with a natural finish, gold pickguard and Kaufmann vibrato, on the Beatles’ first trip to Hamburg, after he saw jazzman “Toots” Thielmans playing a Ric model on an album cover.

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