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Sell or Auction Your 1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar for up to Over $40,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Sell Your 1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar

The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952. The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty, factory manager John Huis and their team with input from and endorsement by guitarist Les Paul. Its typical design features a solid mahogany body with a carved maple top and a single cutaway, a mahogany set-in neck with a rosewood fretboard, two pickups with independent volume and tone controls, and a stoptail bridge, although variants exist.

1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar. Sold for over $40,000.

Here are some items we have sold in the past at Nate D. Sanders Auctions:

David Crosby’s Own Gibson ES-335 Guitar — From His Days in “The Byrds”

David Crosby’s personally owned and played Gibson guitar, used by Crosby in “The Byrds,” one of the most influential bands of the 1960’s. Crosby’s role in “The Byrds” from the iconic group’s formation in 1964 until his departure in 1967 garnered him his first of two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guitar is the widely recognized Gibson ES-335, with a Bigsby Vibrato tailpiece tremolo. Dating to 1958, this model was the first electric guitar to introduce the semi-hollow body design. Neck is one-piece mahogany beneath a rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl inlays. Measures 16.5″ wide, 20″ long, and 1.75″ deep. Housed in a black hardshell case lined in orange velvet. Scattered nicks and bumping to top of headstock, else near fine. With an LOA from David Crosby. Sold for $25,428.

1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar
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Jon Bon Jovi Stage Played & Signed Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Jon Bon Jovi’s guitar, played onstage by Jon in Dallas on 10 April 2010 during Bon Jovi’s Circle Tour, and signed in gold marker by him. Takamine acoustic-electric guitar is serial #08120413, housed in Takamine hard-shell guitar case. Lot also includes a Bon Jovi backstage pass from their April 10th Dallas performance, as well as a photo of Bon Jovi playing this guitar in Dallas, and a 10” x 8” signed photo. Some light scuffing to body, more so on back, but overall near fine. Accompanied by paperwork from JBJ Soul Foundation. A fantastic rock collectible. Sold for $18,750.

1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar
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Eddie Van Halen Personally Designed, Stage Played & Signed Guitar

Eddie Van Halen personally designed (hand-striped) custom guitar, owned and played onstage by Eddie at the 30 January 2008 show in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charvel guitar is signed by Eddie in silver marker, with the Little Rock concert date also written by him as well as ”Van Halen / 2008”. In custom EVH (Eddie Van Halen) Charvel guitar case measuring 41.5” x 15” x 4”, and with COA signed by Eddie Van Halen. Near fine condition. A fantastic rock collectible personally designed, played and signed by one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Sold for $15,000.

1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar
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Bob Dylan Signed Martin D-15 Acoustic Guitar — Also With Dylan’s RIAA Award for ”Time Out of Mind” — With Roger Epperson COA

Bob Dylan signed Martin acoustic guitar, a D-15 Mahogany Top Dreadnought, with serial number 874444. Guitar is made entirely of mahogany (rather than sapele wood), with East Indian Rosewood on the fingerboard and bridge, prized by guitar connoisseurs on its own, with this one specially signed by legend Bob Dylan. Guitar is near fine in its original Martin hard shell case. Dylan signs the body ”To Tom – / Bob Dylan”, inscribed to Tom Donnarumma, the GM of Columbia Records, whose 22.5” x 17.5” gold RIAA award for Dylan’s ”Time Out of Mind” accompanies the guitar. With Roger Epperson COA. Sold for $6,875.

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Jack Sherman of Red Hot Chili Peppers Turquoise Schecter Tele Guitar — Used Live & On Debut Album in 1984

Turquoise Schecter Tele guitar used by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Jack Sherman, on studio recordings of their debut album in 1984, ”The Red Hot Chili Peppers”, specifically track 7, ”Mommy, Where’s Daddy?”. Sherman also used the guitar during live performances (including first live performance in 1984 on TV show, ”Thicke of the Night”) and can be seen playing it in accompanying pictures at a UCLA lunchtime concert on 28 February 1984. The 6-string guitar was custom built by legendary luthier Dan Armstrong, who rewound the neck and bridge pickups. Armstrong also signed the headstock with the date ”6/8/79”. The middle pickup, a Gibson P90, was added by Jethro Tull’s original bassist, Glenn Cornick. Guitar features white pickguard, volume and tone knob, and 7 silver rain drop stickers affixed to body. Measures 38” long with 12” wide body. Comes housed in black case with black velvet lining. Guitar weighs 8 lbs. 13 oz. Scratch to pickguard, light wear and scratching to body paint and headstock, and remnants of removed tape to bottom of body, overall very good condition. With an LOA from Jack Sherman. Sold for $4,326.

1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Electric Guitar
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Consign your item at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Send a description and images of your item to us at Nate@NateDSanders.com.

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