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  • Provenance

    Private collection, United States

  • Catalogue Essay

    This guitar belonged to a resident musician, Orlando, at the Taj Holiday Village, Goa. During George Harrison’s stay at the hotel with his wife, Olivia, he became friendly with the musicians and one night, an informal jam session took place with Harrison playing this guitar and singing various renditions of Beatles songs as well as a newly-composed Harrison song. During the session, Harrison signed this guitar for Orlando.

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A Yamaha model FG-340 acoustic guitar.

Serial number 80607130, in a natural finish with spruce top, mahogany body and bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.
Played by George Harrison during a jam session with local musicians whilst on holiday in Goa, 1994. Signed twice by Harrison on the body and additionally inscribed ‘To Orlando’ and annotated with the Om symbol. Accompanied by a cassette recording of the jam session, a photograph of Harrison signing the guitar and two letters of provenance. Please note that the cassette tape is offered for sale without copyright, broadcast rights or other reproduction rights.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £37,250

MUSIC

21 Nov 2009
London