26th Sep, 2023 10:00

Music & Entertainment Auction

  Lot 333


Paul McCartney Guitar String / Beatles Competition

Sold for £1,600
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


Paul McCartney Guitar String / Beatles Competition, Paul McCartney's Epiphone Guitar String, believed to have been used on the Rubber Soul Recording Sessions. This was the prize won by the Vendor's late cousin David Cardey for the Beatles Book 7th Competition - Included with the guitar string are two letters from Johnny Dean (Beatles Book Magazine Editor), the first enclosing a one guinea prize and a promise of a piece of Beatles equipment to follow (letter dated 14th February 1966) and a second letter enclosing the guitar string and stating " This guitar string came from Pauls acoustic Epiphone and was given to me by him after the Beatles last Recording Session" (letter dated 17th February 1966) - This would almost certainly mean the Rubber Soul sessions. This item was David's pride and joy and kept safely by him for over 45 years. letters and string in Excellent condition and comes with David's original Fan Club card