After all, Les Paul is the only man on earth to be inducted into both the Rock& Roll Hall of fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
“There are rare guitars and there are legends. Les Paul’s cherished “Number One” Goldtop is the latter: Truly an historic instrument… The fruit of nearly three decades of labor, it was Les’ most cherished possession… The Jewel in the Crown,” says acclaimed industry leader Guitarist Magazine UK.
ow that worldwide buyers and collectors have had a chance to absorb the magnificence and unbelievably historic significance of Mr. Les Paul’s “NUMBER ONE” 1952 Les Paul Goldtop guitar, high-end buyers, collectors, aficionados, museums curators, and historians alike are simply astounded, clamoring, and ready to spend millions to attain the Masterpiece. The legendary Les Paul is being offered by Christie’s Auctions in New York on October 13, 2021, at The Exceptional Sale, which features the very best of the best that the famous auction house has to offer. This is the guitar that started it all… The Les Paul Guitar that changed the world, literally!
Despite the very low and conservative starting estimate figures Christie’s posts on the historic guitar, industry insiders, collectors, aficionados, and well-known musicians alike are expecting Les Paul’s “NUMBER ONE” to break all previous auction records. All are hailing this seminal ground breaking instrument as so much more than a guitar, and beyond iconic. The very physical manifestation of the beginning of the beginning of Rock & Roll, and rock stardom as we know it over the last 50+ years. This guitar represents the very foundation and creation of an entire era of music. It isn’t often that one can specifically pinpoint and actually hold the beginning of a phenomenon, but here it is for the entire world to see, appreciate, and marvel at the contribution of Les Paul, his life’s work, and the magic of the Les Paul guitar. A tangible legacy of music and sound throughout the world.
“It would not surprise me at all if this dislodges the Kurt Cobain Martin guitar for the top honors as the highest selling guitar at auction at $6.2 Million. It’s Les Paul’s Les Paul! It’s more comparable to Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Rolex [which sold for $17.8 million dollars] except Paul Newman didn’t personally design the Paul Newman Rolex!” says auction expert Sheila Gibson Stoodley of The Hot Bid.
Les Paul’s “NUMBER ONE” is expected to garner perhaps the most ever paid for any guitar up to this point…and rightfully so, given its importance, cultural significance, and place in the pantheon of musical history, which is unparalleled. There has never been anything like this offered at auction before. Simply incomparable and incalculably valuable, a celebration of the genius that was Mr. Les Paul, and the beginning of the Gibson Les Paul guitar.
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