...July the 16th., Saturday: Corporation's Grosvenor Ballroom. From now the Silver Beatles are: John, Paul, George, Stu and Norman Chapman (drums)...
I took the list in my previous post from this site. However Bill Harry, The Beatles Encyclopedia
, London, Virgin, 1992, p. 255, states that Norman Chapman played at the June 18 & 25, and July 2 gigs... Complicated..., isn't it??
Anyway, if we stick to the official date of purchase at the HP book, the facts would be:
Paul goes to Hessy's, gets the guitar, paid 10 shilling and goes to the gig at the Neston Institute (=in the Wirral Peninsula) to start playing at 20:00. But, as he uses to play drums at those days when no drummer is available, instead of playing his new Rosetti Solid 7, he plays drums...
Does it fit?? Wouldn't be more 'logical' to get the guitar ready for the Johnny Gentle tour??