First Gibson Les Paul 'Burst Is For Sale

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 31, 2016 at 4:47 PM

We've all read the stories about the famous '59 Gibson Les Paul 'Bursts and dreamed of, if not owning one, at least playing one. But the newest arrival at Carter's Vintage Guitars in Nashville—and it's not a '59—just may be the quintessential "holy grail" of electric guitars.

Walter Carter, former chief historian at Gibson Guitars, has just acquired the very first sunburst Les Paul to be produced and shipped to a customer by the Gibson factory in 1958. He estimates the value of this gorgeous cherry 'burst at $625,000.

Check out this local Nashville news story below for more info on this treasure, including clips of Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Vince Gill playing it.


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