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Is this George Harrison's first ever guitar?

A guitar that could be the very first six-string owned by George Harrison is set to go under the hammer next month.

The no-name nylon-string was found in Harrison's childhood home by its new occupants, and is believed to pre-date all other guitars played by the Beatle.

Prior to this finding, Harrison's first guitar was believed to be an Egmond steel-string, which is now estimated to be worth $800,000.

Harrison is said to have practised on the nylon-string as a child, before developing a more serious interest in guitar at the age of 14 when he got hold of the Egmond, leaving the nylon-string in a cupboard.

The guitar goes up for auction with Cheshire Auctioneers, The Auction Centre, on 24 June - head over to The Auction Centre (opens in new tab) for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).