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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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One day in the studio, during the Help! sessions, Lennon and Harrison sent roadie Mal Evans out to get a couple Strats....

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 21 – John Lennon’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster

One day in the studio, during the Help! sessions, Lennon and Harrison sent roadie Mal Evans out to get a couple Strats….

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In a quantum leap from his first instrument, Harrison purchased this handsome Hofner....

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 35 – George Harrison’s Hofner President and Club 40

In a quantum leap from his first instrument, Harrison purchased this handsome Hofner….

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The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 33 – George Harrison’s Maton Mastersound

Before Harrison’s first Gent he borrowed this Australian solidbody from Barratt’s of Manchester and used it for a few performances….

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Many stories have circulated over the years about a special Hofner 500/1 with gold-plated hardware presented to McCartney....

The Beatles: Guitar Heroes 31 – Paul McCartney and the Faux Hofner!

Many stories have circulated over the years about a special Hofner 500/1 with gold-plated hardware presented to McCartney….

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