List of Instruments[edit | edit source]
This is a list of various instruments that were owned, played by, or used by The Beatles.
Guitars[edit | edit source]
The Beatles have widely been known to use guitars throughout their performance
Framus[edit | edit source]
- 1965 Framus Hootenanny (Lennon)
- Lennon used it to record "Help!" "It's Only Love", "Two Of Us", "Polythene Pam" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" among other songs. Its whereabouts are unknown
Egmond[edit | edit source]
- Egmond Rosetti Solid 7 (McCartney) McCartney first used this guitar as a makeshift bass before receiving his first Höfner violin bass.
- Egmond Rosetti 276 (Harrison) - One of the first ever guitars Harrison owned.
Rickenbacker[edit | edit source]
- 1958 Rickenbacker 325c64 Capri Electric (Lennon)
- 1964 Rickenbacker 325c64 Electric (Lennon)
- 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12 Electric (Harrison)
- 1965 Rickenbacker 360/12 Electric (Harrison)
- 1964 Rickenbacker 4001S-Lh Bass Electric (McCartney)
Gretsch[edit | edit source]
- Grestch Duo Jet (Harrison)
- Grestch Country Gentleman (Harrison)
- Grestch Tennessean (Harrison)
- 1963 Gretsch 6120 (Lennon)
Höfner[edit | edit source]
- Höfner Club 40 (Lennon/McCartney)
- 1961 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass (McCartney)
- 1963 Hofner 500/1 Violin bass (McCartney)
- Hofner 5140 Hawaiian Standard lap steel guitar (Lennon)
Epiphone[edit | edit source]
- 1965 Epiphone 230TD Casino
- All members except Ringo played one.
- Paul's strings, bridge, and nut were inverted to be left handed
- They were all originally sunburst but Lennon had his stripped to let it breathe.
- it was used on the rooftop.
- George had a Bigsby bridge installed.
- Epiphone Texan
- McCartney used this as his acoustic guitar until he got a Martin in the later years.
Gibson[edit | edit source]
- It was gold topped before it was refinished to a cherry red at the Gibson factory.
- Was stolen from under George's bed in 1970 and was later purchased at a Guitar Center in Hollywood, California.
- George had to trade a '56 Les Paul and a Precision Bass for it.
- It was nicknamed "Lucy" after comedienne Lucille Ball.
- Gibson SG Standard: George used one for Rain, Paperback Writer, and Lady Madonna, among other songs.
- Gibson J-160E: John and George both used one.
Fender[edit | edit source]
- 1961 Sonic Blue Fender Stratocaster (Lennon/ Harrison)
- George later repainted his, and named it Rocky.
- 1964 Fender Esquire (McCartney) - known to have been used in Strawberry Fields Forever, among other songs
- 1969 Rosewood Fender Telecaster
- Was gifted to George as a Prototype.
- Used on the Let It Be rooftop concert.
Martin[edit | edit source]
- Martin D-28 (McCartney)
Ramirez[edit | edit source]
- Ramirez A-1 classical guitar: Owned by both Lennon and Harrison at some point in 1964. May or may not have been the same guitar.
Ovation[edit | edit source]
- Ovation 1651 Legend (Lennon)
Drums[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Drums
- Ringo originally had a four piece Ludwig kit with a Black Oyster Pearl finish and the classic Drop-T logo.
For Magical Mystery Tour, he painted his own drum head.
In 1968, Ringo upgraded to a five-piece Maple finish Ludwig Hollywood kit.