The new “Guitar Collection: George Harrison” iPad app is available now.
The app, which was put together by Harrison’s only son, Dhani, takes an in-depth look at seven of Harrison’s Beatles-era guitars. The app features photos, detailed descriptions, audio and video footage. There’s even 360-degree imaging by photographer Steven Sebring that enables fans to see the guitars’ scratches, dings and worn threads.
The app’s video section features footage of Ben Harper, Josh Homme, Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Dhani playing the guitars, plus Conan O’Brien and Dhani discussing what makes the guitars so special.
A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight has sold for nearly half a million dollars at a New York auction.
Julien’s Auctions says the 1963 Mastersound electric guitar went for $490,000 Friday to an undisclosed bidder.
Julien’s says Harrison borrowed it from a British music store and played it on stage several times in England and in Channel Islands in the summer of 1963.