John Lennon’s Guitar Could Bring in Almost $ 1 mill. on auction
It is said that the finding of John Lennon’s long lost acoustic guitar is probably “one of the biggest finds in music history” according to Darren Julien of Julien’s Auction House.
Imagene the feeling McCaw would have had when he suddenly got the confirmation that he actually owns John Lennon’s lost guitar. Not only would the initial investment of $175 for buying the guitar seem like nothing compared to the value of it, but also knowing that you hold a “peace og heaven” so to speak and the fact that the guitar have survived after all these years in an absolutely stunning and playable condition that is truly amazing.
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John Lennon’s 1962 Gibson J160e guitar, once thought lost, has been discovered in San Diego at Marc Intravaia’s Sanctuary Art and Music Studio in Sorrento Valley and is about to go up for one of the most publicized auctions in Beatles history. However, “Once the story broke on Reuters, there was quite a few awful comments about my friend [John McCaw, the guitar’s owner] from people not knowing the whole story,” Intravaia tells the Reader. “He bought it in 1969 from a friend and never knew what he had until he brought it to me last August.”
McCaw bought the mildly beat-up Gibson acoustic from a friend for $175, in a transaction at Blue Guitar shop, then located in Old Town. After spotting a magazine article in 2014 with a photo of George Harrison holding a similar guitar, McCaw noted Harrison’s guitar was only four serial numbers away from his Gibson, and concluded they were probably made on the same day in 1962. Further research revealed that John and George bought identical Gibsons on September 9, 1962 at a Liverpool music store called Rushworth’s.
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Also here is a fantastic little video with a story about how the guitar was found