Beatles Amp Expected to Sell for $110K

George Harrison used the amp on 'Revolver' and 'Sgt. Pepper'

December 1, 2011 8:50 AM ET
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The Beatles celebrate the completion of their album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' at a press conference held at the west London home of their manager, Brian Epstein.
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An amplifier used by George Harrison during the Beatles' recording sessions for Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will go on the auction block later this month in London. The Vox UL730 amp and cabinet is expected to sell for somewhere between $80,000 and $110,000 at the Bonhams auction house.

The amp was only recently discovered to have belonged to the Beatle. An engineer who had been asked to fix it noticed that the name George Harrison was scratched into the chassis, and a bit of research uncovered that it was indeed used by the guitarist on the band's most acclaimed albums.

"Very few amps used by the Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting," Stephen Maycock, a consultant to Bonhams, told Reuters.

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