1960 Les Paul Sunburst Expected to Bring $100,000+ in Vintage Guitar Event at Heritage Auctions


BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- A stunning 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst Electric Guitar is expected to bring $100,000+ when it comes up for auctions as part of the Fine and Vintage Guitar and Stringed Instruments section of Heritage Auctions’ Signature® Music & Entertainment Auction, Feb. 18-20. “Whenever one of these early Les Paul Standards shows up it’s going to be a big deal,” said Mike Gutierrez, Consignment Director at Heritage. “Gibson only made about 1,700 of these guitars over a three-year period, so, subsequently, they have become highly sought-after by both players and collectors.” While not expected to enter the same price realm, a 1961 Rickenbacker 4001 Fireglo Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar, #AK685, a bass that can be traced back to the first month of the first year of production for 4001s, is easily the top bass guitar offering in the auction. It is estimated at $2,000+. Rickenbacker 4001s have been played by s