A sitar owned and played by George Harrison is going to be auctioned in the United States.
The instrument, acquired from a shop on London’s Oxford Street in 1965, was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood .
The Indian string instrument, crafted by a well-known music store in Kolkata, was eventually endowed to a acquaintance of Harrison’s first wife, Patti Boyd.
Bidding for the sitar will begin on 28 September at $50,000( PS37, 327 ).
Harrison had discovered the sitar in 1965, on the located of the Beatles’ second movie, Help.