Supposed to be a Club 60. more
Supposed to be a Club 60.
In this short documentary about the Mersey beat movement, from 8:10, John McN... more
In this short documentary about the Mersey beat movement, from 8:10, John McNally is seen playing his Höfner Club 60 while recording "Sugar and Spice" in 1963.
According to The Searchers' official website, it is a late 1950s model that originaly was in a blond finish and later resprayed to the iconic black. He used it on all the recordings in 1963 and early 1964, and can be seen with it live in many early performances.
In this performance on "Beat-Club" in 1966, John McNally uses a Fender Teleca... more
In this performance on "Beat-Club" in 1966, John McNally uses a Fender Telecaster which originally was in sunburst but later resprayed into white.
According to The Searchers' official website, this guitar was first lent to him while his iconic Höfner Club 60 was re-fretted, but he was not satisfied with the result and kept the Telecaster. The guitar was used on recordings such as "When You Walk in the Room" (1964).
John McNally is seen here, live on Sunday Night at The London Palladium in 19... more
John McNally is seen here, live on Sunday Night at The London Palladium in 1965, with a white, six-string Burns Marvin which was sent by the Burns factory as part of a matching set of instruments for the band.
According to The Searchers' official website, they never really liked the guitars, though the match did look spectacular.
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