Finding Fretless: The story of George Harrison’s mad guitar | This Day in Music Books
Written by News Bot on April 1, 2021
Finding Fretless: The story of George Harrison’s mad guitar is our latest book which is now avialble for pre order. You might have seen author Paul Brett on the BBC Antiques Roadshow with the guitar where is was valued at £300,000 – £400,000. Finding Fretless tells the remarkable tale of the discovery of an invaluable late-1960s fretless electric guitar gifted to the Beatles legend by Hollywood session player Al Casey, whose wife Maxine took it to Blue Jay Way in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles while Harrison was staying there in 1967.
Returning to the UK with his new acquisition, it was used by Harrison and John Lennon on sessions for ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ and ‘Helter Skelter’. Guitar experts and aficionados were previously unaware of the prototype’s important part in Beatles mythology, its history a mystery until 2019, after UK session guitarist Ray Russell asked, ‘Who knows anything about this guitar George Harrison gave me in 1985?’. https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/finding-fretless/