Roy Buchanan's 1971-72 Les Paul Standard 58/54 Reissue Headed to Auction
The value of the stage-used, tobacco sunburst-finished guitar is estimated at $10,000 - $12,000.
A 1971-72 Les Paul Standard 58/54 Reissue once owned and played by Roy Buchanan is headed to auction.
A highlight of RR's upcoming Marvels of Modern Music auction, the stage-used, tobacco sunburst-finished guitar features two P-90 pickups, a one-piece neck, one-piece mahogany body with thin binding, a headstock with no volute and a wraparound bridge.
The Les Paul Standard is accompanied by an Atlantic Records publicity photo (see below) of Buchanan holding the guitar, a 1992 bill of sale proving the guitar was owned by Buchanan, and its Gibson hardshell case.
Also accompanied by a copy of Buchanan's 1978 album, You're Not Alone, the guitar's value is estimated at $10,000 - $12,000.
Additionally, it comes with a letter of provenance from his wife, Judy Buchanan, which reads: "Gibson Les Paul-serial number 678450 belonged to Roy Buchanan. He owned this guitar for many years & played it often."
Online bidding for The Marvels of Modern Music Auction has begun and will conclude Thursday, November 19. The current bid is $1,183.
For more info on the auction, stop by rrauction.com (opens in new tab).
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