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For sale: second-hand 1952 Gibson Les Paul Guitar (with history)

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March 7, 2009

18 year old Karis Chandler guitar expert demonstrates the Gibson Les Paul 1952

18 year old Karis Chandler guitar expert demonstrates the Gibson Les Paul 1952

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March 8, 2009 An auction next week in London will see a guitar of quite remarkable lineage go under the hammer. The 1952 Gibson Les Paul was once owned and made famous by cult UK blues legend Duster Bennett, the “One Man Blues Band”. The guitar was given to him by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac who got it from Eric Clapton. Clapton received it from the blues king BB King, who acquired it from Muddy Waters. Remarkably, the guitar is only expected to sell in the vicinity of GBP20,000.

The well-travelled Les Paul guitar is part of COYS “Rock Legends” auction and includes some 60 iconic and rare vintage instruments and rock ephemera associated with some of the most famous names from the music world, including Buddy Holly, George Harrison, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

Over 50 cars will be offered as part of the rock auction including a Ferrari Superamerica formerly owned by Rod Stewart (estimated at between GBP70,000 and GBP90,000), an Aston Martin DB5 from the Robbie Williams ‘Millennium’ video clip (estimated at GBP135,000 to GBP155,000) and a Citroen once owned by Dusty Springfield. The auction will be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London on Thursday March 12th.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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