John Lennon and George Harrison both acquired Epiphone Casinos at the end of 1965. The main difference was that Harrison's guitar had a Bigsby tailpiece while Lennon's had a trapeze tailpiece. This became Harrison's main guitar during the band's final tour in 1966, and was used heavily during the recording sessions of Sgt. Pepper the following year. Harrison would strip the finish off the guitar in 1968, at the suggestion of Donovan. Harrison claimed the guitar sounded better as a result of the finish being stripped. “I think that works on a lot of guitars,” he explained. “If you take the paint and varnish off and get the bare wood, it seems to sort of breathe.”more
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