Paul McCartney ‘Rubber Soul’ guitar string expected to fetch £5,000 at Newbury auction
How much would you pay for a guitar string?
A guitar string belonging to Paul McCartney, which was won as a prize in a Beatles fan magazine competition in the 1960s is expected to fetch £5,000 when it goes up for auction at Special Auction Services in Newbury on Tuesday, September 26.
The Epiphone guitar string is believed to have been used on the Rubber Soul Recording Sessions and was won by the vendor's late cousin David Cardey in the Beatles Book 7th Competition.
Included with the guitar string are two letters from Johnny Dean, the editor of the Beatles Book Magazine, the first dated 14th February 1966 comprises a one guinea prize and a promise of a piece of Beatles equipment to follow.
The guitar string was sent with the second letter three days later which states: “This guitar string came from Pauls acoustic Epiphone and was given to me by him after the Beatles last Recording Session". This would almost certainly mean the Rubber Soul sessions.
This item was David's pride and joy and kept safely by him for more than 45 years.
This lot is also being sold with David's original Beatles Fan Club card.
SAS is in Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road.