This San Diego Man Was Jamming On John Lennon’s Lost Guitar For 45 Years Without Knowing It


So the book of Rock n’ Roll history continues to write itself today, with another sensational chapter scored about arguably the greatest band of all-time, The Beatles.

This remarkable story began 52 years ago, when John Lennon’s Gibson J-160E guitar went missing following a Christmas-time performance in London. It was presumed the sunburst dreadnought guitar Lennon had been playing on tour for some 15 months had been stolen, long-forgotten and chalked up as a small price to pay for the stardom The Beatles continue to endure to this day.

Flash-forward to 2015, and it just so happens Lennon’s lost piece of Rock ‘n’ Roll history has turned up in the United States. California to be specific. A man in San Diego recently discovered he has unknowingly been playing the Gibson guitar that was stolen from John Lennon of the Beatles 52 years ago in 1963.

Purportedly, the incredible guitar that came into the possession of San Diego resident John McCaw was used by Lennon in the studio on the recording of “Love Me Do,” and was prominently featured in the writing sessions alongside Paul McCartney for the tracks “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please, Please, Me,” “All My Loving,” “From Me to You” and “This Boy.”

NBC 7’s Gene Cubbison originally shared the fantastic story with as much poignancy as it probably commanded, happening to have lived down the street from where Lennon’s lost & found Gibson has been played in McCaw’s jam sessions for the last 45 years.

Dude paid $175 for what has to be one of the most iconic pieces of Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Wow…just, wow.

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