Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could play one of the guitars once owned by members of the Beatles? It would be so cool to play tunes like “Hey Jude” on it!
Of course, this is probably something only guitar players think of, but all fans of the Beatles likely wouldn’t be opposed to owning one of their instruments, t-shirts, eyelash, and the list goes on.
But don’t get your hopes up! BBC’s Antique Roadshow valued the guitar previously owned by George Harrison and John Lennon at a hefty price. It’s safe to say you’ll probably never own it, but hey, one can dream, right? Currently, the guitar is owned by a man named Ray, who claims that the guitar is a “strange old thing to play.' So how did Ray come to own this prestigious, antique instrument?
Well, he used to work for a company that George Harrison co-founded called Handmade Films. Ray would record sessions for them! At one point, he asked if he could play the guitar. Ray recalled how the encounter went down. He told BBC,
'I played a few notes and he said: ‘Yeah, you’re definitely getting more out of it than I am. It’s doing better for you, why don’t you have it.’
Apparently, Ray still plays the guitar, too. When he found out the value, he said, 'I didn’t realise it was worth that much money. It’s lucky I don’t keep it in the house.' So what’s the guitar worth? Tune into our video to find out!