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

Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires

19 Jan 2017 19:16
thumbnail

Bringing the thunder at this years NAMM are Yamaha's new Ryden Series. A beginner level kit built to last, you can expect premium quality at a pinch of the price.

19 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

Gretsch unveil their 2017 line up, showcasing a whole variety of their classic signature shapes with modern twists

19 Jan 2017 15:40
thumbnail

A whole new approach to creating sounds, ROLI release another set of cutting edge and innovative devices to enhance your musical experience

19 Jan 2017 15:16
thumbnail

B and S announce the release of their professional grade MBX3 trumpets, expertly crafted and a delight to the ear, the MBX3 bring brass playing to new found heights

19 Jan 2017 12:39
thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40

Recent Music News

thumbnail

British microphone brand Aston have just announced the worlds first laser targeting pencil mic.

19 Jan 2017 19:07
thumbnail

With a number of exciting features, the RD-2000 combines the best features of acoustic and digital pianos into an innovative hybrid

19 Jan 2017 18:40
thumbnail

A versatile and dynamic Digital Mixer with a plethora of exciting capabilities

19 Jan 2017 18:06
thumbnail

Orange's new amps are the perfect solution for those who want to kill two birds with one stone. Just as able on the stage as it is in your bedroom, the Rocker series offer complete versatility.

19 Jan 2017 18:02
thumbnail

Professional grade audio monitors are the flavour of the year at this years NAMMJ. Perfectly adaptable to any acoustic environment, the JBL 705P/708P is a jack of all trades.

19 Jan 2017 18:01
thumbnail

The innovative new Jody Jazz Super Jet mouthpieces are specially designed with jazz, blues and rock saxophonists in mind.

19 Jan 2017 16:02