Mystery over Paul McCartney's missing '£10m' guitar is solved as bass is found in attic and ...

Thursday, February 15, 2024

A BASS guitar stolen from Sir Paul McCartney more than 50 years ago is back where it once belonged – after being returned to the Beatles legend.

Macca, 81, was reunited with the Hofner guitar – which helped to power Beatlemania – after it was found in a loft.
Sir Paul McCartney fronting the Beatles with his lost guitar in 1964Paul McCartney’s original Höfner bass is unique, in every wayMcCartney was reunited with the original.

He bought the Hofner 500/1 electric bass for £30 in Hamburg in 1961 and played it on classics including Love me Do, She Loves You and Twist and Shout as the Beatles conquered the music world.

But the instrument – now thought to be worth more than £10 million - was stolen from a van in Ladbroke Grove west London on October 10, 1972, leaving Macca heartbroken.




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