If I Fell
John Lennon/Paul McCartney
published 1964

1929 Gibson F5 Fern mandolin


 

The previous owner, Bobby Clark, gave me this photo of Bill Monroe playing this mandolin. The photo was taken in 1991.

 

1924 Gibson K-2 Mando Cello



1980s Classical M. Horabe Model 35 Guitar



Unknown American Maker 1940s Upright Bass

"If I Fell" is a song by the Beatles which first appeared in 1964 on the album A Hard Day's Night in the United Kingdom and on the North American album Something New. It was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. "That's my first attempt at a ballad proper....It shows that I wrote sentimental love ballads way back when", Lennon stated in his 1980 Playboy Magazine Interview. The song was ranked as the 371st best song of all time by Q104.