Prototype Gibson Les Paul heading to auction

Nathan Parke

Nathan Parke

2015-07-06 14:31:11

'Les Paul' is probably the most famous guitar name out there, even to people that wouldn't know which end of a guitar to hold. So if I told you that the original Les Paul's personal Gibson Les Paul was going up for sale, you've got to realise the importance of this. Les Paul tweaked this guitar right into the late 70s, adding and refining new technology to it as it came along. Gibson's new solid body guitar didn't actually become known as a Les Paul until they began introducing modifications made by Paul on this very instrument. So the granddaddy of Les Pauls is up for auction, making it in all likelihood one of the most important guitars of all time. What will it sell for in Gurnsey's auction? Who knows.
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