Just after Christmas I posted that the Gretsch guitar company was flagging they’d soon be releasing a very special, exact recreation of the guitar George Harrison owned back in the early Liverpool Cavern days of the Beatles – the Ole Black Gretsch.
Its time for an update because Gretsch have announced that a faithful, limited edition replica is now for sale – for a cool US$20,000……
The guitar is a Gretsch Duo Jet that George purchased back in 1961 for £90.00:
Gretsch guitars in the United States has measured every dimension, every detail right down to the scratches and dings and even the rust on the metal of the pick-ups so that each of the limited edition of just sixty guitars is accurate in every respect.
There’s much more information and background at: http://www.gretschguitars.com/features/georgeharrison
I can’t play the guitar, but George Harrison threatened to sue me once. It’s my claim to Beatle fame.
Leamington Spa, England
Thanks for that funny story John. You can read it here. It’s a classic. You really should have answered that first phone call. That way at least you could have had a conversation with George himself. Oh well…