Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guitar in the World

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Jawbone Press, 2008 - Music - 288 pages
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"The original sunburst Gibson Les Paul - known as the 'Burst' - is the most celebrated electric guitar of all time. Manufactured at the end of the 50s, it was the instrument of choice for players such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck (left). Now, examples of the guitar are changing hands for high six-figure sums." "Million Dollar Les Paul tells the story of these legendary instruments and explores why they have become so desirable. It seems only a matter of time before a Burst sells for a million dollars. By the time you read this book, in fact, it may already have happened." "This book, by renowned guitar historian Tony Bacon, combines meticulous research with a series of new interviews with players, technicians, and collectors, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Mr. Les Paul himself. It takes readers on a fascinating journey from a factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, through the British blues scene of the 60s, to the salerooms and concert stages of the present day."--BOOK JACKET.

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An interesting book but I'm not sure how to think about the fact that people will pay truly outrageous amounts of money for an instrument then rarely, if ever, play it. Read full review

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Bacon has edited or coauthored many books about musical instruments.

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