John Lennon guitar could set records this weekend
The guitar John Lennon played on The Beatles’ hit “Love Me Do” may set a new auction record when it goes up for sale this weekend in California.
The jumbo J-160E Gibson Acoustic guitar, purchased by Lennon in Liverpool, went missing in 1963 during The Beatles’ Finsbury Park Christmas Show.
It turned up 50 years later when it was purchased in a US junk shop.
Julien’s Auctions describes the instrument as ‘one of biggest finds in music history’ and says its sale could top the $965,000 auction record set in 2013 for a guitar owned by Bob Dylan.