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    The Beatles: George Harrison's Harptone 12 String Guitar. George Harrison received this guitar prior to recording The Beatles' 'White Album.' While there is currently no evidence that it was used on any Beatles recording, it was used by George and members of Badfinger on the sessions for George's All Things Must Pass LP set and by Badfinger member Tom Evans at Madison Square Garden during the Concert For Bangla Desh charity shows. In 1974, George gave the guitar to Bob Purvis, a member of the band Splinter. George produced Splinter's debut LP, 'The Place I Love,' and played this guitar during those sessions. The original tuners were replaced some time before George gave the guitar to Mr. Purvis. An endpin mini-jack and Barcus Berry pickup were professionally installed in the mid to late 1970s. Harptone's instruments were built in Newark, New Jersey, from 1966 until the mid-1970s. This instrument comes with a letter of authenticity on Harrison's letterhead. George Harrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of The Beatles. He has been inducted again this year, 2004, as a solo artist.

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    April, 2004
    17th Saturday
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