Famous George Harrison ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Washburn Acoustic Guitar Going Under The Hammer

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The iconic acoustic guitar which former Beatle George Harrison played on stage during the Prince’s Trust All Star Rock Concert, is going up for auction.

This guitar which was used by Harrison to play ‘Here Comes The Sun’ during the segment of the show, is being auctioned off by the website gottahaverockandroll.com.

Expected to sell for between $75,000 and $100,000, this auction ends on June 7.

John Lennon’s ‘Help’ Guitar

Back in April, John Lennon’s lost ‘Help’ guitar was also recently sold at an auction for just under $3 million.

Lennon a former Beatles bandmate of Harrison’s, famously used this guitar in the recording of the Fab Four’s 1965 album and film Help!, which has not been seen or played for over half a century, until it was later rediscovered by a British couple.

This 12 string acoustic guitar was used by Lennon and co for the movie’s scene which saw them perform ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’.

“Finding this remarkable instrument is like finding a lost Rembrandt or Picasso, and it still looks and plays like a dream after having been preserved in an attic for more than 50 years”, said Darren Julien, co-founder and executive director of the auction house, Julien’s Auctions.

“To awaken this sleeping beauty is a sacred honour and is a great moment for music, Julien’s, Beatles and auction history”. More on this from Nova here.

Earlier this month, it also emerged that John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono had founded an imaginary country, Nutopia, which you can also become a citizen of.

It was set up by the late singer in response to the ongoing problems that he was experiencing with the US immigration service. They were threatening to deport him back to the UK at the time.

It was launched by Lennon during a press conference at the New York City Bar Association in Midtown, Manhattan in 1973.

More on this here.