10 Mind-Blowing Pieces in the Les Paul Estate Auction

Posted on June 8, 2012 by The Guitar Squid

A few months ago, The Squid alerted you to the upcoming Les Paul Estate Auction from Julien’s Auctions. Well, the two day auction is finally upon us, and earlier this week, Julien’s Auctions released the full 410-page catalog online for your perusing pleasure. Unless you’ve got some big bucks, consider this your one shot to take a look at the multitude of items Les Paul collected over the years.

While an incredible amount of ink-drool pooled on the floor underneath him as he ogled the beautiful pictures and information found within, The Squid took the time to pick out 10 of the most mind-blowing guitar-specific pieces being put up on the chopping block this weekend. Check them out below—with excerpts and expected value from the catalog descriptions—and make sure to check out the full catalog for some other amazing slices of Les Paul history.

1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop

No serial number – Goldtop with Trapeze tailpiece and bound fingerboard. Tuners have been changed to Grover’s with original case. Back of headstock is signed by Les Paul. This is one of the earliest bound Les Paul guitars from the first year of production.


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