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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Signed book: High in the Clouds. First edition, first printing. NY: Dutton Children’s Books, 2005. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.25 x 10, 93 pages. Boldly signed on the half-title page in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Christmas card, measuring 8 x 7 closed, with the inside bearing a pre-printed holiday message. Signed underneath in blue ink, all in Paul’s hand, “To Michael & family, love from Paul, Linda & kids xxx.” In fine condition, with a light vertical crease to back cover. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Beautiful left-handed sunburst-finish Hofner ‘violin’ or ‘Cavern’ B-Bass HI-Series bass guitar, beautifully signed on the pearloid pickguard in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in which he writes, “This signature was obtained in person in 2004. Paul McCartney signed Hofner left handed bass guitars are very rare and also extremely desirable.” Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Rare souvenir handwritten lyrics to the White Album song “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?,” on an off-white 6.5 x 6.25 napkin, signed at the bottom in black felt tip, “Paul McCartney!!, 2010.” McCartney pens a few lines of the repetitive song. In full: “Why don’t we do it / in the road? / Why don’t we do it / in the road? / No-one will / be watching us / Why don’t we do it / in the road?” Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 12.5. In very fine condition. Originally donated by McCartney to the PRS for Music ‘Art of the Song’ charity auction to fundraise for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.
McCartney is said to have originally written the song after seeing two monkeys copulating in the street while visiting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India. He recorded the track with just Ringo Starr, an act which raised tension among the already strained relationships within the group. McCartney handwritten lyrics are extremely rare—hardly ever entering the marketplace—and never so neatly penned and beautifully presented. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Beautiful left-handed sunburst-finish Hofner ‘violin’ or ‘Cavern’ B-Bass HI-Series bass guitar, beautifully signed on the pearloid pickguard in black felt tip. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in which he writes, “This signature was obtained in person in 2010.” Oversized. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Maclen (Music) Ltd. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed in green felt tip, “John Lennon,” and in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” payable to John Lennon for £96,154.0.0, September 1, 1975. In fine condition, with a bank stamp to the center, trivial ding to top edge, and a few creases. Having split up in 1970, the world’s most popular song writing duo was rumored to be planning a collaboration in early 1975. The proposed visit was to take place in New Orleans, where McCartney was working on Wings’ Venus and Mars album. Lennon was still on his ‘lost weekend’ with May Pang. Unfortunately, Lennon had to postpone the trip and the reunion never took place. A fantastic post-breakup example from the legendary song writing duo. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.