One of the most iconic late stars of all time, The Beatles legend John Lennon’s official Instagram page, has continued to share the rare photos of John Lennon and the unheard stories of the photos.

This time, the page of John Lennon has shared some photos of himself with his bandmates. In the photo, they were working on the iconic guitar of John Lennon at the Warwick Hotel, New York on 23 August 1966⁣.

The rare interview section about the process shows us how John Lennon’s iconic guitar, Guild Starfire XII Custom, was made by Mark Dronge.

John Lennon’s Instagram page has told the unheard story of these photos. You can read the rare story right below.

“GUILD STARFIRE XII CUSTOM 12-STRING, 1966⁣
Presented to John Lennon by Mark Dronge (son of @guildguitars founder Alfred Dronge) at the Warwick Hotel, New York on 23 August 1966⁣

Mark Dronge: ‘Art Guild, we had heard that the Beatles were going to conduct a press conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. The decision that my father, myself, and Carlo Greco came to was to build one guitar for John. ⁣

We had just started making double-cutaway electric guitars and we weren’t too familiar about electric guitars anyway, but we had a reputation already for our acoustic 12-strings. So we figured we should make an electric 12. We only made one because we wanted to make it special – to really pour our hearts into it. It was an absolutely spectacular guitar for the time. ⁣

We thought the guitar should be an electric, double cutaway. We would make it with the best-flamed maple we could find, and the best pickups we could buy, which I believe were single-coil DeArmond 2000s. We thought the brown stain the most interesting color we produced. I do not remember if the fingerboard was ebony or dark rosewood.”

You can see the Instagram post right below.

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GUILD STARFIRE XII CUSTOM 12-STRING, 1966⁣ Presented to John Lennon by Mark Dronge (son of @guildguitars founder Alfred Dronge) at the Warwick Hotel, New York on 23 August 1966⁣ ⁣ Mark Dronge: ‘At Guild we had heard that the Beatles were going to conduct a press conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. The decision that my father, myself, and Carlo Greco came to was to build one guitar for John. ⁣ ⁣ We had just started making double-cutaway electric guitars and we weren't too familiar about electric guitars anyway, but we had a reputation already for our acoustic 12-strings. So we figured we should make an electric 12. We only made one because we wanted to make it special – to really pour our hearts into it. It was an absolutely spectacular guitar for the time. ⁣ ⁣ We thought the guitar should be an electric, double cutaway. We would make it with the best flamed maple we could find, and the best pickups we could buy, which I believe were single-coil DeArmond 2000s. We thought the brown stain the most interesting color we produced. I do not remember if the fingerboard was ebony or dark rosewood.’ ⁣ GUILD STARFIRE XII CUSTOM 12-STRING Built for John Lennon, 1966 24 ¾" scale Electric, double cutaway Semi-hollow body: laminated maple top and back, laminated mahogany sides Single bound top and back Finish: Brown/dark amber, flamed maple, nitrocellulose lacquer Neck: 3-piece, set-in mahogany & maple, black plastic headstock overlay with pearloid logo and Chesterfield inlay Nut: Plastic Fingerboard: Indian rosewood, 22 frets Pick Guard: Black backed Lucite with gold trim Bridge: Carved Rosewood on Rosewood base Tailpiece: Guild harp style Tuners: Waverly, open back Pickups: Non-standard 1950's DeArmond 2000s with white covers Controls: 2 Tone and 2 Volume controls for each pickup, Master volume control and 3-way pickup selector Hardware: gold plated. The guitar can now be seen at the Hard Rock Café, 280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA. Mark Dronge is the founder of @drstrings.

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