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    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard. Serial number 9-2179. Considered the most sought after and iconic electric vintage guitar ever produced! Its combination of materials, design, color and synergy equate it to be the perfect electric guitar!

    In 1959 Gibson began to use a wider fret wire as seen in this guitar and also changed the neck shape to a slightly smaller and more comfortable design. The cherry sunburst finish on this example shows minimal fading and still retains much of its original beauty. Some have a very plain "top" (the maple wood on the top side of the guitar), and some are very "flamey" (the figure in the maple wood that is often called fiddle-back maple). The cross-grain on this guitar is incredible and accentuates a moderate flame. Gibson only made approximately 1700 Sunburst Les Pauls from 1958 to 1960. The 1959 Les Paul Standard in particular is one of the most collectable and highly regarded electric guitars in existence.

    The attractiveness of the wood, the playability, the sound -- all these things add up to a guitar that even today seems to be unsurpassed. In the 1960s, artists such as Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton recognized the professional potential of the late '50s Les Paul guitars (particularly the 1958-1960 Standard sunburst models), and gave them wide exposure. At the insistence of rock guitarist Joe Walsh, Page purchased his and created the Led Zeppelin sound. You know it! He liked it so much he even bought another as a backup.

    Few still exist today, yet the majority of the ones that do have modifications, refinishes and other alterations. This instrument is to guitars what a Stradivarius is to violins. This guitar could well be the next million dollar instrument! The vintage guitar market is growing and this guitar is at the top of the heap. You won't find another Les Pa

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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