One of David Bowie’s most treasured guitars is now on show at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.
The 12-string Hagstrom acoustic guitar was Bowie’s first serious guitar, and was apparently used to write all his early music from ‘Space Oddity‘ to ‘Starman‘. However, I am unable to find any video or images showing Bowie actually using the guitar.
The instrument, which has been loaned by an anonymous British collector, has never been on show before and will be displayed at the Albert Dock attraction for the next three years.
It is in place next to a piano used by close friend John Lennon, with whom he wrote ‘Fame‘ – which became Bowie’s first ever number 1 single in the US.
Martin King, of The Beatles Story, said: “It is an incredible honour to have this poignant item on display here. We’re so fortunate to have two pieces of such musical significance placed side by side in the exhibition. We hope this will give fans and members of the public alike an opportunity to reflect and remember another one of music’s greats who left us too soon.”
David Bowie also features within the exhibition’s photo gallery John Lennon: The New York Years. The never seen before collection of pictures taken by Lennon’s personal photographer, Bob Gruen, were unveiled last year as part of the attraction’s celebrations for John Lennon’s 75th birthday.