10-14-2012 10-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2617B Boston
October 14, 2012 12:00PMCalender

American Electric Guitar, Gibson Incorporated, Kalamazoo, 1956, Model Les Paul

Auction: Musical Instruments - 2617B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 14, 2012 12:00PM


American Electric Guitar, Gibson Incorporated, Kalamazoo, 1956, Model Les Paul, the headstock inlaid GIBSON and stamped 613345 at the back of the peghead, length of body 17 3/8 in.
Estimate $15,000-18,000

All parts original, no retouch or overspray. Large finish checks on back, less on top. Finish check on back of peghead. Weight 9.8 lbs. Small chips to finish on sides, small belt buckle chip. Pot a little "dirty" with static but working. Both pickups working, rhythm pickup a bit stronger. Slight fret wear.Plays very well. Later case.
Unusual facory overspray on back and back of peghead-slight sunburst effect with a thick coat. Judged to be original factory or later factory clear coat.. All parts, solder joints original including tuners and bridge, pots. Jack plate replaced.

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Gibson Incorporated, Les Paul