The first electric electric guitar owned by George Harrison is set for auction on May 19, with an expected value of between $200,000 and $300,000.
Auctioneers Juliens will conduct the sale as part of a rock memorabilia sale at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.
“Harrison played the Hoffner Club 40 when the Beatles played around Liverpool, England, as The Quarrymen,” Juliens said on Instagram. “Harrison traded his acoustic guitar for the electric model with Ray Ennis, who was a member of the Swinging Blue Jeans. Harrison donated it to a band competition in 1965 and it was won by a member of a German band who died in 2017. His widow is putting it up for auction.”