George Harrison’s guitar from 1967.
Fender Stratocaster, George Harrison’s “Rocky” – probably the best known celebrity guitar of all time. One early April day in 1967, shortly after the final recording sessions for Sgt. Pepper were completed, and with the Summer of Love, (and LSD), spreading around the world, George Harrison armed himself with some pots of dayglo and enamel paint, (plus some of Patti Boyd’s nail polish), and set to work turning his 1962 Sonic Blue Stratocaster into a work of art. The finished guitar was first glimpsed in the black-and-white television footage of ‘All You Need Is Love’, but could be seen in all its technicolor glory in the film clip made for ‘I Am The Walrus’. The unpainted “Rocky” had played a major part in the recording of Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt Pepper albums.