An informal poll conducted on my personal Facebook page recently has concluded, definitively if not scientifically, that George Harrison is not only the Best Beatle but also the Greatest Guitarist and possibly even The Most Amazing Human Being of All Time*. Growing up, all I ever heard about was McCartney or Lennon—but as a grown up? All I ever hear about is Harrison and it’s completely justified. My favorite guitar heroes are the ones who stay as under-the-radar as possible just like George-- quietly devoting himself to music and to his guitars and writing some of what are arguably the finest songs the Beatles ever performed or recorded.
George never stopped evolving and he was unafraid of change—something that shows even in his choice of instruments over the course of his career. This week, I’m taking inspiration from George by taking a look at some of his most iconic instruments—legendary guitars that are intrinsic pieces of the Beatles history and remain a ton of fun to learn about.
*scientifically unproven but I still choose to believe it.