John Lennon wrote Imagine on his white Steinway. What would you write on yours?
Last updated at 10:00 PM on 23rd July 2011
Imagine owning this (it's easy if you try)
The first Imagine Series is identical to the one John Lennon bought for Yoko Ono. Each will take a year to build and has a decal under the wires, based on one of his drawings
Imagine no possessions? John Lennon wrote the lyrics, but he didn't stick to the idea.
The Beatles star famously ordered a white grand piano from Steinway for his wife's 38th birthday in 1971.
Inscribed on it was a simple message, 'For Yoko, Happy Birthday, love John.'
The Beatles star famously ordered a white grand piano from Steinway for Yoko's 38th birthday in 1971
Yoko gave Steinway access to four Lennon drawings - 25 of each can be printed on the music rest of each piano. The piano in the London showroom is the only one destined for the UK featuring John's self portrait
To commemorate Lennon's 70th birthday last December, Steinway commissioned 100 replicas of Ono's original, which still stands in her New York flat.
The first Imagine Series arrived at Steinway's London showroom last week.
'It's identical to the one Lennon bought for Yoko,' says Steinway's UK managing director, Glen Gough.
'Each will take a year to build and has a decal under the wires, based on a Lennon drawing.'
The star's signature has also been laser-engraved next to the keyboard.
For fans, it's enough to ignite a certain level of Beatlemania.
One would hope so, considering it's £77,200.
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