Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop electric guitar sells at auction

A Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop electric guitar owned by Pete Townshend has sold at an auction.
Great deals on musical instruments

A Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop electric guitar used by The Who's Pete Townshend has sold for £31,250 at an auction.

Not only is it a fine music instrument, but it is noted as being the electric guitar that was used by Townshend during the band's famous Quadrophenia tour in 1973 and 1974.

In a letter that accompanied the guitar, Townshend explained that he had bought the music instrument from Bob Heil.

He said that this guitar was very distinct as the Goldtop look distinguished it from other cherry-coloured Les Pauls of the time.

Known for numbering his guitars, he wrote: "This was my number five stage guitar on that tour and must be one of my earliest Les Pauls. It's unmodified, apart from the machine heads, which were replaced with Grovers."

The Christie's auction in London also saw the sale of a Double Fantasy album that was signed by The Beatles star John Lennon hours before he was shot dead outside his home. It went for £23,750.

Another exceptional item was a Dee Dee Ramone bass guitar. It was originally given to a fan at a gig at The Venue in London. It sold for £10,000.

Quadrophenia was the sixth studio album by The Who. It was released in 1973 and was known for being the band's second foray into rock opera.

Save Money On Electric Guitars Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800580908-ADNFCR

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 09:32 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix

17 Apr 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results

13 Apr 2017 13:37
thumbnail

Keeley's GC-2 Guitarist Limiting Amplifier and Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah in White and Gold will be available at a reduced price from the 14/04/2017

12 Apr 2017 15:31
thumbnail

Yamaha's latest entry into the world of silent violins utilises a state-of-the-art SRT Power System to enhance and maximise your tone in a practice environment

11 Apr 2017 13:48
thumbnail

Due to undisclosed reasons, Korn's bassist 'Fieldy' will not be able to perform at a number of shows planned for an upcoming tour in the following months.

10 Apr 2017 12:42

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17
thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.

19 Apr 2017 16:01