21st July, 2015

Get Back: The rare Harrison guitar returns

The rare Australian Maton MS-500 Mastersound electronic guitar, which recently sold at auction for almost half a million dollars (£312,000), has returned on loan to the Beatles Story.

It is thought that Harrison had borrowed the guitar from Barratt’s music shop in Manchester while his legendary Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar was being repaired.

It was played only a small number of times during Beatles gigs in England and the Channel Islands during the summer of 1963 before returning to the store.

On Saturday August 3 1963, one month after recording 'She Loves You', The Beatles played their final gig at the Cavern Club. This Maton MS-500 Mastersound was the guitar George Harrison used during that night's performance.

Tickets for the show sold out within half an hour and a capacity crowd watched on as The Beatles took to the stage for what was to be their 292nd and last appearance at the venue.

The guitar went on to be bought by Roy Barber, a well-known rhythm guitarist for Dave Berry’s backing band, the Cruisers. A private dealer later bought it from the family and decided to take it to auction on 15th May 2015. The guitar will be on display for 2 years as part of the Beatles Story's main exhibition.

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