1963 Fender Duo Sonic owned by John Lennon
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In 1974 Barrie Marshall was managing the musician Clive John (Clive Space) from the Welsh band, Man. On an upcoming trip to New York, Clive requested that Barrie purchase a short scale guitar that was similar to one John Lennon played. During his visit, Barrie met with a close personal friend, Mal Evans (John Lennon's PA / Beatles Technician) and discussed Clive's request. After further discussions he was then given one of John Lennon's personal instruments. This was not one of his legendary short scale Rickenbacker 325s that he’d used throughout his Beatles career, instead it was a Fender equivalent, that being his 1962 short scale Duo Sonic/Musicmaster model . On Barrie's return to the UK it was then given to Clive John who used it from 1974- 2011.
- Written verification from both Clive John and his widow Karin John confirming instruments history.
- Photographic Verification of use from 1974 onwards.