Photo taken in the dance hall of the Red Lion Hotel, Somerton, Somerset in 1961.
Left to Right: Peter Perry, Drums; John Beer, Rhythm Guitar - Hofner Colorama/Elpico AC55; Regie Bert, Bass Guitar - Hofner 500/5/Vox AC15; Mike "Slain" Mitchel, Vocals; Graham Keats (now deceased), Lead Guitar - Hofner Club 60/Selmer Selectortone.
John subsequently sold his Colorama. He was however extremely lucky to see his old guitar advertised many years later and he then bought it back. The old Colorama was in a bad state by then, but John has now restored it as can be seen below:
The guitar after John was re-united with it 12 years ago.
The guitar now, fully restored by John.