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Paul McCartney reunited with his stolen bass 50 years later



By Carlos Passage

  1. Hoffner brand in violin shape.
  2. Valued at 12.6 million dollars.
  3. McCartney bought the bass for about 30 pounds ($37) in 1961.
  4. The instrument was played on the Beatles’ first two albums and appeared on hits such as “Love Me Do,” “Twist and Shout” and “She Loves You.”
  5. It was rumored to have been stolen when the Beatles were recording their last album, Let it Be, in 1969.
  6. The thief, who was not identified, ended up selling it to Ron Guest, owner of the Admiral Blake pub, for a few pounds and a few beers.
  7. The low transition from Ron Guest to his eldest son, who died in a car accident, and then to a younger son, Haydn Guest
  8. The instrument was returned to McCartney in December and then took about two months to authenticate.
  9. The estimated value of the instrument is based on the fact that a Gibson acoustic guitar that Kurt Cobain played on MTV Unplugged sold for $6 million (£4.7 million).
  10. The instrument was returned to Paul McCartney in December and then took two months to authenticate.

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