October 20, 2003
George Harrison Squier Stratocaster to be Auctioned
The Cooper Owen auction house will offer a Squier Stratocaster once owned by the late George Harrison for auction on November 20, 2003, 6:00 pm, at the London Hard Rock Café. Below is a photo of the guitar.
From Cooper Owen:
The Beatles, 20/11/2003, 06:00 PM, Lot No. 109
George Harrison / Spike Milligan owned Ltd Edition Silver Series Fender Stratocaster guitar. A Fender Stratocaster guitar, serial no. L-036415, given by George Harrison to Spike Milligan, in original tweed hard case.
Estimate: £15,000 – 25,000 [approximately $25,000 – $42,000]
The guitar is accompanied by a letter on Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Europe, letterhead from Jamie Crompton, artist relations manager, Fender Europe, dated 16/3/03, that reads:
To Whom It May Concern:History of Fender Stratocaster, No. L-036415. This guitar was delivered from Fender Europe to legendary Beatles guitarist George Harrison. He personalised the instrument and had it “set up” to his specification. George Harrison gave the guitar to the genius comedian/poet/author, and musician, Spike Milligan. Spike passed the instrument on to international session guitarist based in London, Troy Tempest.
Published October 20, 2003 01:39 PM.