John Lennon's 1958 Hofner Senator Guitar up for auction at Christie's July 1
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A 1958 Hofner Senator Guitar
Serial No.4697, Senator model, natural finish, 22 fret fingerboard with five triple dot inlays, back of the neck applied with a square paper sticker the blue background with cream lettering spelling LOVE; Compensator tailpiece, bound f-holes, plastic facia with a Hofner logo, simulated tortoiseshell pickguard; and contour case containing a few pieces including a contemporary set of Martin Bronze strings, and a simulated tortoiseshell guitar pick; accompanied by: a facsimile copy of a typescript letter from George Harrison to Mal Evans' widow Lily on October 26th, 1982 on Harrisongs Ltd. headed stationery, regarding this guitar which states that this: Hofner is one of the first guitars of John's going back to the early days in Liverpool (1960-ish)... ; and a photograph of Lennon playing a Hofner Club 40 at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, 1960 -- 8x10in.(20x26c.) (printed later).
£100,000 - £150,000
($164,000 - $246,000)