Beatles connoisseurs take note: Guitar World is running a synopsis of some of the equipment utilized in the making of Rubber Soul. The article cites usage of various Vox and Rickenbacker gear and describes the acquisition of the band’s first Fenders. As George Harrison is quoted:
I decided I’d get a Strat, and John decided he’d get one too. (Beatles roadie) Mal Evans came back with two of them, pale blue ones. Straight away we used them on the album.
Read more and listen to examples at GW.