Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2012

Les Paul Equipment And Personal Effects To Go Under The Hammer

The Les Paul Foundation and Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills have announced that guitars, equipment and personal effects from the estate of Les Paul are to go to auction

The Les Paul Foundation have got together with Julien's Auctions to auction off various rare guitars, musical artifacts and personal effects that belonged to the legendary guitar pioneer Les Paul.

'Property From The Estate Of Les Paul' auction is due to take place on the 8th and 9th June this year in honour of what would have been Paul's 97th birthday.

As we'd expect, the sale features some incredible lots we'd love to get our hands on including a 1968 Les Paul Custom Recording Model (Est. $60,000-$80,000), a 1951 Fender Nocaster (Est. $40,000-$60,000), a 1927 Gibson L-5 Sunburst Cremona (Est. $10,000-15,000) and a 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (Est. $14,000-16,000).

Proceed from the sale go to The Les Paul Foundation to help pay tribute to the life of Les Paul in their mission to 'honour and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research.'

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The auction takes place at Julien's Auction Beverly Hills, 9665 Wiltshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills.

Contact: email; or call (310) 836-1818

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Below is their guideline to placing a bid.

Auction Schedule:
June 8, 2012 – Session I at 10am PST and Session II at 2pm PST
June 9, 2012 – Session III at 10am PST and Session IV at 2pm PST

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done either in person at the exhibitions and auction or by visiting before the sale or by calling (310) 836-1818.
Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at
2. Place bids in the room by attending the auction.
3. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer.
4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions at (310) 836-1818 or online at our Register to Bid page.



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