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11/29/2011 06:03 pm ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

George Harrison's Amp Up For Auction: Rare Vox UL730 Used In Revolver And Sgt. Pepper's Sessions

The Beatles famously argued that "all you need is love," but you'll need more than that to take home a piece of Beatles memorabilia.

A guitar amplifier used during the recording of the Beatles' Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band albums will be up for auction next month.

Reuters reports that the amplifier, used by the late George Harrison, who died ten years ago today, is expected to bring in between $80-$100,000 when it comes up for bid on Dec. 15.

The sale is being handled by Bonhams, a privately owned British auction house.

"Very few amps used by the Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting," Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Consultant Stephen Maycock said in a press release announcing the upcoming sale.

Until earlier this year, the amp's owner didn't know it used to belong to Harrison. When it was taken in for repairs, an engineer noticed that "George Harrison" had been etched on to the amp. Additional research further confirmed that the amp had been a part of music history.

The Vox UL730 amplifier is one of just 26 thought to still be in existence, according to Bonhams.

Music Radar, worried that the amp might fall into the wrong hands, is urging potential buyers to save it from collecting dust.

"It's probably going to wind up under a sheet in Roman Abramovich's garage, so if you've got a spare 70,000 [pounds] head to the Bonhams website and save it from that fate."

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