George Harrison’s guitar amp to be auctioned for $110,000

Amplifier used on 'Sgt Peppers' and 'Revolver' to go under the hammer

An amplifier used by The BeatlesGeorge Harrison is expected to fetch between $80–110,000 (£50–70,000) at auction.

The amp, which was used by the guitarist on Beatles albums including ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘Revolver’, will go under the hammer on December 15, according to Reuters. Its connection to the Fab Four was only recently discovered, after an engineer fixing the amp noticed Harrison’s name scratched on it.

Stephen Maycock, a consultant to Bonhams auction house, said: “Very few amps used by The Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting.”

Beatles memorabilia has proved to be extremely valuable, with a slew of artefacts related to the Fab Four fetching high prices on the auction block. Earlier this month, a handwritten letter penned by Paul McCartney inviting a mystery drummer to audition for the band was sold for £35,000.

A tooth once belonging to John Lennon was also sold for nearly £20,000, while a document showing how the band refused to play to segregated crowds was sold for $23,000 (£14, 875).