1963: Maton Mastersound MS-500
This guitar was borrowed by George Harrison from Barratts of Manchester while Harrisons first Gretsch Country Gent was being repaired.
The guitar can be seen shows in photos from shows at the Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, on 12 June and the Winter Gardens, Margate, in early July.
This guitar eventually found its way into the hands of Roy Barber, rhythm guitarist for Dave Berry's backing band The Cruisers who swapped his Fender Stratocaster for the Maton at Barratt's store and was told by the owner it was the one recently used by Harrison.
After Barbers death the guitar was exhibited at the National Centre for Popular music in Sheffield UK and was eventualy placed by ourselves in the hands of a private collector.