'Lost' John Lennon Guitar Found In Attic Sells For Record $2.9 Million

'Lost' John Lennon Guitar Found In Attic Sells For Record $2.9 Million. John Lennon's lost guitar, a hootenanny Framus 12-string acoustic instrument used on the album Help! Sold for an unprecedented $2.9 million (£2.3 million) at auction . This sale, part of Julien’s Auctions’ two-day "Music Icons" event, establishes the guitar as the most expensive Beatles instrument ever sold at auction. The iconic Framus 12-string acoustic guitar was acquired via a telephone bid at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. The guitar can be heard on “Help!” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”, “It’s Only Love” and “I’ve Just Seen A Face” and more. It was recently discovered in an attic in the rural British countryside where it had been forgotten and unplayed for over 50 years. Darren Julien and Martin Nolan travelled to the UK and immediately recognised that this was indeed the storied Help! Guitar. While on the premises, they also discovered the Framus’ original guitar case - a Maton Australian-made guitar case. Ringo Starr, who before the sale reunited with Lennon's long-lost guitar after more than 50 years, expressed his delight at the find. "After so many years, I'm happy to see this guitar again, thanks to a little 'Help' from my friends at Julien's."