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NEW YORK CITY (Manhattan). December 17, 2004. The results are in from Christie's "Rock & Roll and Entertainment Memorabilia" auction held today.

Keith Richards 1959 Gibson Les Paul

Auction Lot Number: 267

Estimate: Estimate On Request [see below]

Final Auction price: Unsold

While Christie's didn't publicly provide a pre-auction estimate of value, according to Newsday, the pre-sale value was $400,000.

Although a 1959 Les Paul 'Burst is collectible in its own right, (non-celebrity specimens often sell for more than $100,000), there's no doubt that the value of this guitar was signficantly increased by Richards' ownership.

Christie's lot description:

A 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar, Serial No. 93182, Sunburst finish, single cutaway body, Maple top, cherry finish sides and back in Honduras Mahogany, Grover tuners, 22 fret Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays, Gibson logo inlayed to head, one Humbucking "patent applied for" zebra rythym pickup, one Humbucking "patent applied for" double black lead pickup, Gibson ABR1 Tuneomatic bridge, four rotary controls, selector switch, Bigsby tailpiece, together with 1960s Les Paul hardshell case. Played by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show (1964/1965), Ready Steady Go! (1964) and during various Rolling Stones appearances from the same era. Also played by Mick Jagger during Beggar's Banquet recording sessions. Additionally present are two certificates of authenticity (facsimile copies) from guitar specialists Tony Bacon and Clive Brown as well as four 8 by 10 inch images of Richards playing the guitar and two of Mick Jagger playing the guitar and additional related documents.

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musical recess

Peggy Night makes my future look so bright,

Man, that girl is out of sight,

Love to spend the day with Peggy Night.

Well, you know that even before I learned her name,

You know I loved her just the same.

And I tell them all, wherever I may go,

Just so they'll know, that she's my little lady

And I love her so.

Peggy Day stole my poor heart away,

Turned my skies to blue from gray,

By golly, what more can I say,

Love to spend the night with Peggy Day. ~ Bob "You may call me Zimmy" Dylan

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Wow, it´s a honour to be right with your guess, Bazooka... :)

I had some Buddy Guy´s pictures on my books and there was one similar Stratocaster in one corner...

:bow: :bow: :bow:

Let´s see this one...


...or this one...


Same performer.

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