Two ultra rare Les Pauls recently brought in a combined $329,000 at auction. The guitars, both lefty models, were a pair of Les Paul Standard Sunbursts from 1959 and 1960. According to Heritage Auctions Consignment Director Mike Gutierrez, the former is a legendary instrument. From artdaily.org:

The 1959 left-handed ‘burst is about as rare, and famous, as any guitar in the world. Collectors came after it in a very serious way, resulting in the almost $200,000 price realized. That enthusiasm translated to the rest of the offerings in the auction, as well.

See a picture of the ’59 and read about the other historic items that sold at artdaily.
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