Welcome to Hessy's
Hessy's in Liverpool
From the Ian Forsyth Collection
Fortunately, for rock and roll, Frank Hessey Limited was available and sold John his first adequate acoustic guitar.
Hessy's was located at 62 Stanley Street, at the corner of Whitechapel, in Liverpool. The guitar was really purchased by
his Aunt Mimi for the sum of 17 pounds in 1957 and sold to him by Jim Gretty. Jim Gretty managed the Jim Gretty
Variety Agency where, according to his ad in the July 18-August 1, 1963 "Mersey Beat," he booked "Artists and Bands for all Occasions." Lennon also modified his Rickenbacker 325 by replacing its vibrato unit
while he and a friend visited the store.