Rare Beatles amplifier used by George Harrison for auction in UK, expected to fetch $110,000 (Photo)

By on Nov 30, 2011 in Europe, Music Comments

A rare amplifier used by the Beatles particularly by the late George Harrison, as shown in the photo below, will be for auction in UK, and is being expected to fetch $110,000.

Rare Beatles amplifier Vox UL730, used
by George Harrison in the 60s

Image Credit: Bonhams.com

As noted in the press release by Bonhams on their official website recently, the Beatles amplifier known as Vox UL730 was used by Harrison for their 60s albums including “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“.

According to the report, it was only early this year that the Vox UL730 amplifier was known to be used by the late Beatles‘ member after Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order borrowed it from the current seller.

The rare amplifier was supposed to be used by his guitarist but needed to be fixed. It was brought to a specialist engineer, who noticed the name of ‘George Harrison‘ was scratched on the amplifier chassis when the chassis was removed from its case.

Apparently, the claim was proven to be legitimate after a photo of the Beatles in a studio was seen and revealed that George Harrison was using it, with the same marking as the one being auctioned.

“Very few amps used by the Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting.” Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia consultant Stephen Maycock was quoted on the report.

Beatles fans all over the world will be eager to own such an important piece of music history.” Maycock added, with the rare amplifier expecting to be sold between £50,000 and £70,000 ($78,000 and $110,000).

Meanwhile, there are other Beatles memorabilia items that will be on sale at Bonhams, which will be on Thursday, December 15, 2011, which include an autographed black/gold label pressing of the Beatles‘ debut album “Please Please Me” (1963).

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