'Beatles Gear' Book Will Be Reissued in 'Ultimate Edition'


Andy Babiuk’s essential tome Beatles Gear will be updated in a new edition. Titled Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition, the book will be twice the size of the original and feature 625 additional photographs.

It’s set for a November 10 release via Backbeat Books and can be preordered.

Beatles Gear was originally published in 2001 and is currently in its third revised edition.

Among the new photographs in The Ultimate Edition are pics of John Lennon’s original 1962 Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar. Babiuk was instrumental (pun intended) in authenticating the guitar, which was lost for more than 50 years. The Gibson will be sold at auction in Beverly Hills, California, in early November.