Serial Number: Not Available. Year of Manufacture: 1959-60.
Background: In January 1960, Stuart Sutcliffe exhibited a painting in "The Moore's Exhibition" at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. The painting was bought by John Moore, the football pools millionaire for £ 65.
John Lennon who was living with Stuart in a flat at Gambier Terrace, persuaded Stuart to use the money to buy a bass guitar from Frank Hessey's Music Shop in Liverpool and join The Beatles as their bass player.
This is that bass guitar.
Authentication: Signed statement by Astrid Kircherr and Klaus Voorman.
Sold: Sotheby's 28:08:86. Pre-sale Estimate: £ 10 - £ 15,000. Sale Price: £ 9,500.
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