The Rediscovery of John Lennon’s ‘Help!’ Guitar


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The Rediscovery of a Musical Icon

The Rediscovery of a Musical Icon

After spending five decades hidden away in an attic, John Lennon’s iconic ‘Help!’ guitar is set to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions.

A Piece of Beatles History

The Framus 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar, famously used by both Lennon and George Harrison during the making of ‘Help!’ and ‘Rubber Soul’, is a prized artifact from the Beatles era.

A Remarkable Journey

From Lennon and Harrison to Scottish singer-songwriter Gordon Waller, and eventually found in an attic in the British countryside after being discarded, this guitar has a storied past.

Anticipated Record-Breaking Sale

Anticipated Record-Breaking Sale

With an estimated price tag of $600,000 to $800,000, the ‘Help!’ guitar is expected to exceed expectations and could potentially surpass previous Beatles memorabilia sales.

Both Lennon and Harrison played the Framus guitar while creating iconic music, making it a highly sought-after item for collectors and Beatles enthusiasts alike.

The auction will also feature other music legends’ memorabilia, such as Tina Turner’s custom Versace dress, Amy Winehouse’s Black Fendi gown, and instruments used by U2’s Adam Clayton and Freddie Mercury.

For those eager to catch a glimpse of these treasures, highlights from the auction are currently on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus, London, until 30 April.

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