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Woman thought dad's 'filthy' old guitar was worth a few thousand not the price of a house

EntertainmentWoman thought dad's 'filthy' old guitar was worth a few thousand not the price of a house


In the video he takes out the guitar, which ATB has not refurbished at all, and confirms that it really is a rare Les Paul Standard, from the 1958-1960 period. 

It’s a ‘double-zero Burst’, which refers to the serial number, in this case 00252. Mike confirmed that while 251 and 253 are registered and in circulation, this one is so rare, it is not on most current records. 

The serial number also means it was made in early 1960 but with all the 1959 attributes, like the amber bonnet knobs and neck profile. It is one of the more desirable incarnations.

The customer’s father bought it in 1967 for £50 after seeing Eric Clapton play a similar one at the Marquee Club while he was still Cream. The musician was closely associated with Les Paul guitars in those early heady days and famously gave one, christened ‘Lucy’ to George Harrison. 

In a serendipitous moment, the seller also threw in the vintage Cali Girl guitar case for free.



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