Heck, Lennon would have been playing an affinity or Squier-LOL Their instruments weren't even top o the heap when they were playing. Hofner? I thought they'd misspelled Hohner, the Harmonica people (and more). Rickenbacker? hate them, love Lennon playing his though. Even George opted for the Gretsch, which was the best of the lot, but still not as good as a Gibson. They didn't even talk about guitars like we do now. It's like the Wine Culture, cork sniffers on every block now, no longer only available to the connossieur - welcome to mass marketing, or what I like to call SUYA Marketing. The market controls us, the gov and richest control money power and "The Market". How many banks are we down to? Got off track there but what I was getting at was, I'd never even actually seen, or heard the beatles speak except on vinyl or Radio. We didn't know what color of undies the musicians wore back then, it was just how good are they? Can they sing and play, write etc? Now all the focus is on visual art, so the music takes a back seat. Its like when any art gets polluted. The more polluted it gets, things that used to matter, don't. Art is pop culture, the Beatles are and were Pop Culture, but it was so much less accessible back then, it held higher value. I wish the corp feeding and MFG'ing of art was further in the background, but then not only would we no longer produce anything of substance in the States, we'd be replaced by robots. Right now we are just this giant hole for China to feed. Babylon? Are we too apathetic and fat to care? No, it's just change and change is all that can be counted on. But the Golden Rule is still firmly in place, for now.