1964 Epiphone ‘Texan’ six-string acoustic guitar Signed by Paul McCartney

17 Oct

Highly desirable and extremely limited edition Paul McCartney 1964 Epiphone ‘Texan’ six-string acoustic guitar, #25/40, signed on the body in black felt tip by McCartney. Guitar has been meticulously hand-aged to replicate playing wear and also has a Detroit Red Wings logo sticker affixed to the body. Accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity from Gibson, a photo taken at time of signing, and its original custom lightweight fabric-covered guitar case with McCartney’s facsimile signature and model name embroidered on the front. “It’s exciting to have my old guitar reproduced by Gibson. It’s exact and what’s more it sounds great!” exclaimed McCartney when speaking about the effort Gibson expended in reproducing his ’64 Texan. McCartney still performs with his Texan, most recently during his summer 2011 American tour. It was on August 14, 1965, the day before The Beatles legendary Shea Stadium concert, that the left-handed McCartney was seen on The Ed Sullivan Show with his Texan, a right-handed model re-strung for a lefty. Beatles fans at home would have to wait until September 12 to see The Beatles perform a six-song set; one of the highlights being McCartney’s performance of ‘Yesterday’ accompanied by a pre-recorded string quartet. A limited production of just 40 of these guitars was made with a list price of $25,000. McCartney played all of them, and selected five to keep for himself. The first Texan was auctioned at the Adopt-a-Minefield event, hosted by McCartney, and sold for $50,000. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA

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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Paul Mccartney


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