Dallas Tuxedo guitar

Posted on: 19th August 2012

Lennon's Guitar

Dear Guy:

I love your site. Very Interesting indeed.

Last month I was luck enough to have the winning bid at Bonham’s for the Dallas Tuxedo guitar (and partial strap) found in John Lennon’s Mendips Liverpool home. I guess I am a collector of Beatles guitars. I have an acoustic used in the studio by Paul in 1968 and also the guitar George used in an LA studio to record a solo overdub for Got My Mind Set On You (the last Number 1 hit by any Beatle).

Anyway, I am searching for historical information about the Dallas Tuxedo and I have not been able to find any books that discuss the history of the famous guitar. Considering it is the first British made commercial electric guitar, I thought there would be plenty of information. I am also trying to date when the guitar was manufactured and sold.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

All the best,
Jim Berkenstadt