I think it is the first instrument from the Abbey Road Studios to come on the open market, says Stephen Maycock, the consultant specialist for Beatles memorabilia at Bonhams auction house.The instrument was retired from service in the 1980s and is now set to be sold at auction at the Vintage Goodwood festival in West Sussex, southeast England, on August 15. Via: Neatorama/Guardian
Time for Beatles fans to grab one of the most important pieces of Beatles memorabilia - the piano used by the Beatles when they recorded "Paperback Writer" at London's Abbey Road studios. The Challen upright piano doesn’t comes in the best of condition, and is covered in cigarette burns and coffee stains, but is a collector’s piece for the vintage value it holds. The piano was also used by Pink Floyd and is expected to fetch more than $152,168.