|George with Selmer Truvoice amp|
Sometime in July of 1961 George was able to trade up for a Gibson Les Paul GA-40 amplifier.
He also was able to buy a black Gretsch Duo Jet.
first Vox AC30 amplifier. He played through Vox amps for much of his career.
Gibson J-160E guitars. These instruments went on to become iconic Beatle guitars.
one pickup Rickenbacker 425.
added a second pickup. He only used it on a few live British television shows.
But the provenance of this guitar states that Harrison used it on the recording of I Want to Hold Your Hand. Harrison eventually gave this guitar to a friend.
It sold at auction for $657,000.
It was not until April of 1963 that George Harrison graduated from the small bodied Gretsch Duo Jet to the larger bodied Gretsch Country Gentleman.
In July or August of 1963, Harrison added an Australian made Maton Mastersound MS-500 to his collection.
He also possessed a new Vox AC30 amplifier.
In October of 1963 Harrison acquired a second Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar and a Gretsch Tennessean Guitar.
Francis Hall, the owner of Rickenbacker Guitars presented George with a 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12, which gave the Fab Four some of their signature sound.
Harrison also acquired a new Ramirez classical guitar, which he used in the studio and in the film, A Hard Day’s Night. This is another guitar he gave away to a friend from Liverpool.
Rocky Stratocaster. You can hear that distinctive Strat sound on the recording of Nowhere Man.
He also acquired a Gibson ES-345.
Harrison and Lennon purchased 1965 Epiphone Casinos. Harrison's had a Bigsby, while Lennon's had a trapeze tailpiece.
Harrison also acquired a 1964 Cherry Gibson SG, a Burns Nu-Sonic bass guitar, and a Fender Showman amp.
In 1966, the Beatles were presented with a prototype Vox amplifer called the UL730. He used this in the Let It Be Sessions.
Vox Super Beatle amplifiers made by the Thomas Organ Company.
rosewood Telecaster made by Roger Rossmeisl and Philip Kubuki during the time they worked for Fender. They made two of these guitars and gave George Harrison the best one. The serial number is 235594. The guitars body had to be hollowed out due to its weight.
It is sometimes called The Rooftop Telecaster.
It was used in Let It Be and on the Abby Road sessions. Ed Begley Jr. purchased it at auction in 2003.
Harrison also owned several acoustics guitars built in 1974 by luthier Tony Zemaitis.
|George Harrison with his collection|
|Some of the Amplifiers That Harrsion Used Through the Years|