Andrew Celani -

This past Saturday, on what would have been Les Paul’s 97th birthday, nearly $5 million was raised at auction for the late guitar innovator’s charity foundation.

The charity, which is set up in Les Paul’s name, helps benefit music education and innovation.

Julien’s Auction of Beverly Hills announced that the two-day sale (Friday/Saturday) collected record-setting prices for guitars.

The highest selling items were:

  • 1951 Fender No-Caster ($216,000)
  • 1982 Gibson Les Paul, ($180,000)
  • 1940’s Epiphone Zephyr, ($144,000)

Other high-priced Paul memorabilia included a recording console ($106,250), guitar schematics ($40,625) and research notes ($28,125).

Paul, considered the architect of rock n’ roll, is remembered for his innovation that changed the scope of music forever.

Andrew Celani –


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