A Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Guitar and Case sells for $704,000 (£542,080) at Julien’s Auctions Property From Bill Wyman And His Rolling Stones Archive auction.
This guitar and vintage case were used by Brian Jones in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, taped December 1968. The guitar was gifted to Wyman, who briefly loaned it to Terry “Tex” Taylor of Tucky Buzzard, hence the “Tex” and “Tucky Buzzard” stencils on the case.
Brian Jones Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Guitar and Case Lot Description
A 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Model Gold Top, serial number 505542. This 1968 guitar represents the first year that Gibson reintroduced the replica of the 1956 Les Paul Gold Top. It has a maple top with gold finish and natural wood finish back and neck. The fingerboard has crown inlays, and the serial number is stamped into the wood at the back of the peghead. The guitar was built with the small narrow width 1950s style headstock and three-on-a-side Kluson Deluxe tuners, a chrome tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, two cream cover P-90 pickups, three-way toggle switch, and gold volume and tone knobs. The original input jack has been changed, and an additional strap button was installed on the back of the body. There is some checking in the finish and a slight wood crack on the back heel of the neck.
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