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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Own A Piece Of Merseybeats History - 1964 Gibson Firebird Guitar

I think this may be my favourite item this year.


1964 GIBSON FIREBIRD 3 with a tailpiece later added from a Gibson Firebird 5. It was the first of its kind in the UK and has been owned by Tony Crane MBE of The Merseybeats since new. It was played on the recordings of The Merseybeats hit records : Don’t Turn Around, Wishin’ & Hopin’, I Stand Accused, Last Night, I Love You Yes I Do . It was also played on the hit record Sorrow (The Merseys) alongside Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones who were session musicians at the time as well as on hit recordings, television appearances and live gigs from 1964 through to the 1990’s.  The guitar body was then refurbished and kept at home for private use.
The estimate of this item is £12000-£13000








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