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Electric guitar player sells lightning-charred Gibson Les Paul

Many electric guitar players do not mind their instrument becoming a little roadworn, as it can add to its character considerably.

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br /> However, one musician has taken this concept slightly further by auctioning off a guitar that was hit by lightning.

A Gibson Les Paul owned by Charles Hoyt from Mississippi was struck by the bolt back in 1992, but he has held on to it ever since.

But recently, an anonymous buyer spent nearly £50,000 on a mailbox that had been hit by a meteorite, so Mr Hoyt has decided to see whether he can cash in to a similar extent.

"This is probably the only guitar in the world that's ever been struck by lightning," he commented.

Mr Hoyt added that he has often thought about getting his Gibson Les Paul repaired over the last 17 years, but the passing of time has prompted him to decide to "let it go".

Gibson Les Pauls have acquired many famous fans over the years, as they have been regularly played by guitarists such as Keith Richards, Joe Perry and James Hetfield.

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Posted on 1 Jul 2009 14:00 to category : Instruments News

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