Les Paul Auction Raises Nearly $5 Million, Fetches Record-Setting Prices for Guitars


Les Paul Auction Raises Nearly $5 Million, Fetches Record-Setting Prices for Guitars


The items owned by the godfather of electric guitar that are sold at the Julien's Auctions include a rare 1982 Gibson Les Paul, a 1951 Fender No-Caster and a recording console.

An auction of Les Paul's guitars and his other memorabilia raised nearly $5 million. The sale of the music instruments owned by the godfather of electric guitar additionally pulled in record-setting prices for guitars, according to Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills.

A 1982 Gibson Les Paul, a rare prototype recording model, was sold for $180,000. Meanwhile, a 1951 Fender No-Caster helped raise $216,000, a 1940s Epiphone Zephyr a.k.a "Klunker #3" fetched $144,000, and a 1927 Gibson L5 sunburst guitar went under the hammer for $87,500.

Other items which were up for sales included a collection of Les Paul research notes ($28,125) and a Les Paul recording console ($106,250). A sign for the Les Paul Iridium Club and a custom license plate were auctioned off at the two-day sale as well.

The auction concluded on Saturday, June 9 on what would have been the late musician's 97th birthday. It benefited the Les Paul Foundation that supports music education, engineering, innovation and medical research.

Les Paul died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 94 in August 2009. He was well known for being a pioneer of recording techniques and inventing one of the world's most widely played guitars, the Gibson Les Paul. Along with his wife Mary Ford, he enjoyed a string of hits in the 1940s and 1950s that included "Mockin' Bird Hill" and "How High the Moon".

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Taylor Swift Enlists Jack Antonoff and Ryan Adams for New Album
  2. Khloe Kardashian Sizzling in Completely Sheer Bodysuit. Tempting Tristan Thompson?
  3. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  4. Sara Sampaio Strips Down to Sheer Lingerie in Sultry New Slefie
  5. Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twin Babies' Names Allegedly Revealed!
  6. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  7. 'KUWTK' Returns for Another Season as 'Life of Kylie' Ends Up Being a Flop
  8. Is Drake Expecting a Son?
  9. Brad Pitt Wishes to Reconcile With Angelina Jolie Despite Messy Split
  10. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry

CELEBS PHOTO