05-01-2011 05-02-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2544B Boston
May 1, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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American Guitar, Gibson Incorporated, Kalamazoo, 1957, Model Les Paul

 
Auction: Musical Instruments - 2544B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 01, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

American Guitar, Gibson Incorporated, Kalamazoo, 1957, Model Les Paul, with original case.
Estimate $60,000-80,000

"Stinger" style headstock, no serial number, maple top.
Weight 8lb. 13 oz.
Pickup readings (taken at output jack): N=7.68k, B=9.16k
Both pickup covers previously removed. Bridge pickup has been re-wound (out of phase) and is missing two bobbin screws.
Pot code: 134649 (CentraLab /49th week of 1956)
Black "stinger" paint is original, probably done to hide misplaced drill hole for Low E tuner mount.


Cream plastic jack plate is broken and missing one screw.
Output jack terminal has been modified.
One replaced truss-rod cover screw.
Inside surface of plastic cover-plates andtailpiece have been etched with personal information.

Keywords

Gibson Incorporated, Les Paul, Stinger