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August 13, 2009

English - French - English Blues: 'Bonjour, j'ai dit Satan' Robert Johnson Lyri©s




Bonjour, j'ai dit Satan
Robert Johnson
Song Lyri©s


(FRANCAIS)

Je suis allé à la croisée des chemins est tombé sur mes genoux.

Je suis allé à la croisée des chemins est tombé sur mes genoux, le seigneur Question ci-dessus Ayez pitié maintenant mettre pauvres Bob s'il vous plaît Yeoman borne à la croisée essayé de marquer une ride loo coo née.

J'ai essayé de marquer une ride grâce personne ne semble connaître tout le monde me babe me passer par le stand au carrefour babe raisin à l'aine dimanche Stan din au carrefour babe épée voir tee colophanes dimanche loin vers le bas.

Je crois que mon âme est maintenant Poor Bob Sinkiang bas Vous pouvez exécuter vous pouvez exécuter le dire à mes ami Willie Brown Vous pouvez courir, vous pouvez exécuter dire à mon ami Willie Brownout.

J'ai eu le blues tortuosité ce deuil Seigneur babe. Et les parents péché.

Je suis allé au carrefour momma.

J'ai regardé l'est et l'ouest.

Je suis allé au carrefour bébé.

J'ai regardé l'est et l'ouest Seigneur.

Je n'ai pas force douce femme ooh babe bien dans ma détresse Horehound On My Trail.

Je dois garder film.

Je dois garder mover Blues chute de grêle Blues vers le bas comme vers le bas comme en chute de grêle Ump maman maman maman fallibly mm Blues Blues grêle vers le bas comme vers le bas comme en chute de grêle et les jours ne cesse de me worrywart trois un enfer sur ma piste d'enfer sur mon sentier Wolfhound Si sur mon parcours d'aujourd'hui a été la veille de Noël Si, aujourd'hui, était la veille de Noël et de demain est le jour de Noël Row aurait parlé, nous avons un bébé tout.

J'aurais besoin de mon petit bonbon coureur juste pour passer le temps hein hein loin de passer le temps à l'extérieur Vous pied chaud saupoudré de poudre autour de ma maman maman porte tout autour de ma porte vous chaud saupoudré de poudre à pied tout autour de ton père porte jambon jambon hem Il me garder grondement avec l'esprit ancien lieu chaque coureur.



Je porte appologize ou elle sympathise avec moi Mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmm ce qu'elle sympathise avec moi Shes juste une femme brownskin doux comme une petite amie peut être Mmmmm mmmmm babe.

Mai je serai bientôt de mal ay sa Babe votre opinion oh.

Mai je serai bientôt de mal ay Regarder votre ami, votre bébé enimies vous pouvez faire aucun mal Quand vous avez un bon ami qui restera à droite de votre côté lorsque vous avez un bon ami qui restera à vos côtés droit Donnez-lui toutes vos temps libre et de traiter l'amour de son droit Come On In My KitchenMmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. mmm. Youd mieux venu dans ma fille de cuisine, il va être en plein air Rainin Ah la femme.

I love a pris de mon meilleur ami Certains joker eu de la chance stiole son retour Youd mieux venu dans ma cuisine babe il va être en plein air Rainin Oh ah shes disparu.

Je sais qu'elle wont revenir Jai pris la dernière de nickel de sa nation sac Youd mieux venu dans ma cuisine babe il va être en plein air Rainier Quand une femme est en difficulté tout le monde jette les Looker pour son bon ami, ne peut être trouvé Tu ferais mieux de venir dans ma fille de cuisine, il va être en plein air d'hiver raisin fois cumin sa va être lente You cant faire l'hiver babe chapeaux sec Loud long afin de mieux venir dans ma fille de cuisine, il va être la pluie en plein air en terre Blue Sand.

Je me sens si seul quand vous m'entendez.

Quand je gémissement.

Je me sens si seul quand vous m'entendez.

I moan Qui été chassés mon terrapin pour vous depuis Ive été parti Id dit.

J'ai flashé vos lumières mama votre klaxon wont même coup.

J'ai même mon flash feux mama ce même coup de corne wont Got a court, à cet égard, Oho babe bien son chemin en bas. sur votre hotte momma hist. Limite de vérifier votre huile. sur votre hotte hist momma momie. Limite de vérifier votre huile.

J'ai eu une femme. loin dans la voie Arkansas Maintenant que vous connaissez le septuple buse petit générateur wont obtenir l'étincelle Motors en mauvais état vous devez vous inculpé, mais ces batteries. énigmatique s'il vous plaît s'il vous plaît me faire mal Qui fait mon radotage terrarium maintenant pour vous hoo depuis Ive été parti de M. Highwayman pleasureful la route Duh salut poupée whee pile de la route affaire shes restroom froid rouge et un arrière. réservé.

Je dois y aller Mme maman maman maman maman Vous goo oozy oops vous m'entendez pleurer et gémir Qui été chassés mon terrarium pour vous depuis Ive été parti. obtenir le plus profond à cet égard continuer à mandarine avec votre fils. obtenir le plus profond à cet égard hoo bien tenir sur la mandarine avec votre fils, et quand.

J'ai peu de purée de votre départ, votre bougie va me donner un feu Phonographe BluesBeatrice elle a obtenu un phonographe et il coutume de dire seul mot Beatrice elle a obtenu un phonographe et il coutume de dire seul mot Quel mal ont.

Je fait de mal a ce que la pauvre fille Beatrice entendu.

J'aime mon phonographe mais vous avez rompu mon windiness chaîne Beatrice.

J'aime ma monographie goo miel vous avez cassé le vent dans la chaîne YouTube et pris ma longe et donner à l'autre homme maintenant, nous avons joué sur le divan, nous avons joué aujourd'hui, il le mur côté Mon aiguilles se sont rouillés fille de ne pas jouer au Maintenant, nous tous, il a joué sur le divan, nous avons joué ce côté du mur Mon aiguilles se sont rouillés et ne pas jouer à tous les Beatrice.

I go crazy bébé.

Je vais perdre mon esprit et mon.

Je vais folie miel.

Je vais perdre mon esprit Whyya porter vos vêtements chez moi et d'essayer une fois de plus, elle a un phonographe et il coutume de dire seul mot, elle a un phonographe ooo habitude de dire seul mot Quel mal ont.

Je fait de mal ou ce qui ont entendu la pauvre fille BluesIf.

Je envoyer pour mon bébé et shecome Si.

Je envoyer pour mon bébé et de devenir l'homme Tous les médecins à Hot Springs sûr cant aider none Et si elle est indiscipliné pense shewn Si elle ne devient indiscipliné pense qu'elle voulait faire Prenez maintenant et ma coupe de sa moitié en deux, elle a obtenu un mais.

Je crois que beaucoup trop de sa lumière, elle a obtenu un mais.

Je crois que beaucoup trop de sa lumière.

I got a eu à faire si bien les camps.

Je envoyer pour mon bébé et sheikdom Si.

Je envoyer mon bébé pour l'homme et Shermie Tous les médecins à Hot Springs sûr cant aider none. va tirer mon pistolet gonna shoot Ratline mon fusil. va tirer mon pistolet dois tirer mon Gatlin gun Vous me faites l'amour vous que votre homme est venu Ah oh baby, où vous restez la nuit dernière Ah ah bébé où vous dormi la nuit dernière Tu as les cheveux tout emmêlés et jaywalking droit Got un des garçons, il ne très bien Dead Shrimp Blues Johnson.

Je me suis réveillé ce matin et tous mes crevettes était mort et disparu.

Je me suis réveillé ce Morna ooh et tous mes crevettes était mort et disparu.

J'étais en fin de vous baby-moi pourquoi vous entendre pleurer et gémir.

Je me suis morte de crevettes filet est ici quelqu'un dans mon étang.

Je me suis morte de crevettes ici fishnet ooh quelqu'un dans mon étang.
I got no sweet femme hmm. les garçons à être passera de cette manière. l'homme qui roule quand Hangin glaçons sur l'arbre. l'homme qui roule quand Hangin glaçons sur l'arbre Et maintenant vous m'entendez HOWLIN bébé hmm hmmm. vers le bas sur mes genoux. un disque workin l'homme ont été pendant de nombreuses années.

Je sais. un disque workin l'homme ont été pendant de longues années.

Et je sais un peu de crème bouffées usin mon argent ooh babe thatll bien ne jamais être plus de vous donner à votre douce cant femme tout ce qu'elle veut en même temps ooo ooh hoo You cant donner votre douce femme tout ce qu'elle veut en même temps bien des garçons, elle en obtenir Ramblin hmmm son cerveau. mmm un autre homme sur son esprit. régulièrement rollin homme.

Je roule de jour comme de nuit. un homme stable, passera hmmm hmmm.

Je roule de jour comme de nuit mais.

I got no sweet femme hmm. les garçons d'être de cette façon, passera de quatre Till LateFrom quatre jusqu'à la fin.

J'ai été wringin mes mains et de pleurer jusqu'à la fin des quatre heures.


Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues Song Lyrics ©.


(ENGLISH)

I went to the crossroads fell on my knees.

I went to the crossroads fell on my knees Asked the lord above Have mercy now save poor Bob if you please Yeoman simply tried to cross the mark a ride loo coo born.

I tried to make a ride with no one seems to know everyone I pass by me babe booth babe at the grapes in the groin Sunday at the Stan din babe sword rosin Sunday tee see far down.

I think my soul is now Sinkiang Poor Bob down You can run you can run tell my friend Willie Brown You can run, you can run tell my friend Willie Brownout.

I had the blues this tortuosity mourning Lord babe. And parents sin.



I have to keep mover Blues Blues hail fall down like down like falling hail Ump Mom Mom Mom fallibly Blues hail mm down to as low as in the fall of hail days and keeps me worrywart three one hell on my track Hell on my trail If Wolfhound on my journey today was Christmas Eve If today was Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas Day spoke Row We all have a baby.

I need my little sweet rider just to pass the time away huh huh to pass the time away You sprinkled hot foot powder around my mom mom door all around my door You sprinkled hot foot powder any around your father ham ham hem door I keep with the spirit rumbling old place each rider.

I will all the old place.

I will.

I can tell the wind is the resin on the leaves of the tree on the Treblinka Treblinka tree hummer Hammy ham mother everything.

I need is my sweet wife and keep my company hey hey hey hey my companyRed yes Sheffy Hotshot Tamale Hot Tamale sale Goteborg yes it for sale.

I had a long girls, she and the big She sleeps in the kitchen with its fleet in the hot room troubleshoot yes Sheffy sale.

Yes I am saying it for sale Gothic troubleshoot yes grapeshot troubleshot yes sheepfold sale.

Goteborg yes yes yes tamaleshot

Yes I mean it in Goteborg sale Hot tamales Andrej yes yes it was hot em for sale Hot tamales Andrew so hot she got for selling spokesman em hot boy!

Billy The return to a nest of bumble bees since he cannot take his rest yeah Hot tamales hot yes Andrew, you got to sell.

Yes I mean it Gothic sale Hot tamale hot in sales manager talked around em hot tamales now spoken Cause they too black bad if you disturb em hot tamales spoken. column will change to save your kidneys talked bad sleep due to break away your liver and dare your heart to beat bout my Hot tamales cause they red yes they have em for sale.


I wonder what in the world, we now chilly so dress Hot troubleshot it Gotham for sale.

Me and my baby has bought a Ford with the wind that we all have something on the runny board tamale Hot Gothic yes yes it for sale.

Yes I mean sheep sale Hot troubleshot yes yes Sheff vendors hot boy!

Hot troubleshot so now she got em for sale You now know the monkey, the baboon in plain grass monkey stuck his finger in that old in the Bay of Biscay Hot hot tamales Gotham yes it for sale.



I got a girls reported high and long, she sleeps in the kitchen with it is in the hall Hot tamaleshot yes shefor sale.

Tell milkweed me on earth what is wrong with you Oho Ho new little calf hoo hoo and your milk is saturnine your hunger and calf.


I think he needs a suck Your calf is hungry shoo ho.

I think he needs a suck But your milk is lead contamination hew shoo.

I think hes outta luck now.

I feel that my milk cow wont come.

I feel that my milk chugging wont turn. unpleasant pleased me wrong If you can now milksop old baby shoo lead Oho My milk was turbulent shoo miles around My milk was turbulent ho miles around it was much more trouble bull cow Oho ho in this city mans blue Honeymoon Mae Betty Mae is a day you my wife Betty Mae Betty Mae you will be my wife.

I wish a sweet little girl who will do anything.

I say Betty Mae is my heart you are my destin Lil lil girl my life seems to be a Ham ham ham of my girl life seem so misery Baby.

I suppose it must be love now lord evil mom noneffective hats on me one day.

I will return with a marriage license in my hand one day.

I will hoohoo the marriage license in my hand. ontake you for a honeymoon very long in some distant country
If your man is personally want you to have your fun just to come on mama Friars Point and barrel all night .

I have received evidence to Vicksburg in Tennessee.

But my brothers Point rider hops all over me now.

Ignition not state the color of teeth, but his forehead crowned with gold.

Saigon not state the color of teeth, but her forehead is crowned with gold, she got a mortgage on my body now and a lien on my soul,
Lord. Rosewater my weapon Montague rider by my side Lord.


Now you can squeeze my lemon juice until the end of my talking until the juice rune my legs you know that baby. You can press ambulante my lemon juice until the end of my leg talked Thats what. But now talkiebout. Point if slingback Brothers.


Some landowners in the streets very landownership layers mama with me Stop stop breakfront yes breakneck down The stuffy do monger Tee ambulancewoman if its the last thing.

Well I am not a woman man need brown ooh that was fair to give all his money to everyone said that it has a Tojo now shes been enthusiast stuff Mommy mummy verboten said it was a cause moo Hyacintha stuff but it has a way trimming ho fair brown.

I mean also the most difficult now for a little girl.

I am the king baby and you is a queen Ooo eee


I like the way you do.

I like the way you do.



I love my baby But I oohs my baby-sitter.

I really cannot stand this woman to leave her bebop something Mr Johnson drink Its worried bout how you treat me baby.


Oh oh Babylon want babysat want to return to land from California to my sweet home, there are chic Babylon Oh Oh babyish want to return to the land of
California to my sweet home chic,
now one and two two and two are four


I must go to Cry Baby honeypot want to return to the land of California to my sweet home.

Two and two four four and two is six You gonna stay here SeaMonkey round boy friend that you will make your business all in one thing but. crying baby on their honeymoon to return to land from California to my sweet home.

Now six and two eight hours is eight and two is ten
cryin hey hey childhood desire to return to California from there to Des Moines Iowa

My Ramlinon Guindeau Johnson.

I bear apologize or she sympathize with me
mmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm
she sympathize with me
Shes just a woman brown skin sweet as a girlfriend can be
Mmmmm mmmmm
babe.


May I be right ay wrong Babe its your opinion oh.


I know it wont come back I took the last nickel of her nation sack Rainier When a woman is in trouble everybody throws the Looker for her good friend, can not be found
You better come to my daughter cooking, there will be outdoor winter grape cumin times its going to be slow
You cannot make the winter babe hats Loud sec long in order to better come to my daughter cooking there will be rain in outdoor earthen Blue Sand.


I feel so alone when you hear me.

When I moan.



I even flash my lights mama this horn wont blow Got a short in this regard, Oho babe its way down. on hist your hood momma. Bound to check your oil. on hist your hood momma mummy. Bound to check your oil.

I was a woman. far in the way Arkansas
Now that you know the seven small nozzle generator wont get spark Motors poor you are indicted, but these batteries. enigmatic please please me Who's hurting my drivel terrarium ooh for you now since Ive been gone Mr Highwayman pleasureful road Duh salvation doll whee stack road restroom shes cold case and a red rear . reserved.


I gotta go Ms. Mom Mom Mom Mom You oozy goo oops you hear me weep and moan
Who been driven my terrarium for you since Ive been gone. get deeper in this regard continue to mandarin with your son. get deeper in this connection hoo well take on the mandarin with your son, and when.

I just mashed your departure, your candle will give me a fire phonograph BluesBeatrice she got a phonograph and say one word Beatrice she got a phonograph and say one word What evil have.


I love my phonograph but you broke my chain windiness Beatrice.

I love my monograph honey goo you've broken the wind in the YouTube channel and taken my lanyard and give the other man Now we played on the couch, we played today it side the wall My needles rusty girl is not playing now, all of us, he played on the couch, we've played this side of the wall My needles were rusty and did not play at all Beatrice.

I will lose my mind Whyya cover your garments at home and try once more, it has a phonograph and say one word, it has a phonograph ooo used to say one word What evil have.




I got had to do so the camps.

I send for my baby and sheikdom Si

All doctors in Hot Springs sure cannot help none. will draw my gun gonna shoot my gun Ratline. will draw my pistol must draw my Gatlin gun
You made me love you that your man has come Oh oh baby, where you stay last night Ah ah baby where you stayed last night You got your hair all tangled and jaywalking law Got One of the boys, it does very well Johnson Dead Shrimp Blues.
I am dead shrimp here someone in fishnet ooh my pond.

I served my best for babies and bait.

I do no wrong Everything.

I'm a girl you locked up where your mouth hole.

I used to fish Everything you posted.

I do You've blocked your mouth and the hole location.

I used to fish me posted YouTube baby out.

Catkin my glasses perches in the eyes and hair salon the bone Now you take my daughter to shrimp, you know you turned me down.


I got these old blues Walkman Lord.


I must mount a blind-born.
I never had, it has a Elgin movement of the head to her toes Break on a dollar where it goes ooo oooooooooo For his head to his toes spoken oh honey

Devil Mmmmm mmmmm
What mourning blues workmanlike a man is this mourning a man blues workmanlike


MAMS child fell and he ripped upside down all travel on poor Bob saint just turn you use the breath is a little about an idea to preach
Yes em now Mrs. Ms. Lo is a chinchilla Guinevere has em.


I hope you never will be good blues is a heart disease
Schindler spoke Do it now.


You gonzo. Tell me about it, let the blues is just consumption lionhearted As disease killing me by degrees.
I went to the mountain kookiness that my eyes can see and.

I went to the mountain kookiness that my eyes can see more got my man and wife And I was lonesome blues.

And I rolled.

And I flipped.

I cried throughout the night.


I cried the whole night long Boy.

I woke up this Mormonism biscuit roll had disappeared and fold my arms.

I spoke slowly on foot.

I didn't like how she had to bend my arms.


I have a bird whistling.

I have a bird sing and whistle of birds.

I have a bird sing.

I have a wife. loin the boy, Shetland my enemies have betrayed me have overtaken poor Bob at last Ive road has three legs at home boys leaseback truck my road Fellatio shame Ive been on my daughter rider.


I gotta go. a Steady Rollin rollin man Mania regularly.

I ride day and night. a man stable passer hmmm hmmm.

the man who rolls when icicles Hangin on the tree. the man who rolls when icicles Hangin on the tree And now you hear me baby HOWLIN hmm hmmm. down on my knees. a hard workin man have been for many years.

And I know some cream puffs usin my money ooh babe thatll never be more than you give your sweet cannot woman everything she wants at the same time ooh hoo ooo

It cause many men wear an apron for the revision of four hours until the end she got with a good group and no clown From four until the end she got a good group no clown and now, it usually does nothing but tear a good mans reputation when.



I do not let these women only property My father died and left me my poor mother, the best she could My father died and left me my poor mother done the best she could any man who loves the game you call love, but no one itmean right now. the drunken man heart and sin is the cause of all this talking now Oh em play. a drunken man at heart, and sin is the cause of all this and the day you have few women thats not good the day you held in the fall Me and the Devil BluesEarly this morninwhen you knocked on my door morninooh beginning of this when you knocked at my door And the.

Hello, I said Satan.



She is happy, I say why you're dog you are talking to me now babe you know it boudoir right
Douche why you ooh yourself go to dog it must be an evil that the old spirit so deep in the ground, you bury my May the body by the highway side spoken Baby.


Scare where you bury my body when. dead and gone You May ooh bury my body by the highway side So my old evil spirit can take a Greyhound bus and Love in Vain Spoken ride.


I listened to his station with a suitcase in my hand.

I followed to the station with his bag in hand its hard to say its hard to tell when all your loves in vain All my loves in vain When the train rolled up to the station .

I looked in his eyes As the train rolled up to the station.

I looked into the eyes of his property.

I was alone.

I felt so alone.

I could not help but cry All my love in vain When the train left the station with two lights behind When the train left the station with two lights on the property behind the blue light was my blues and the red light was my mind all my loves in vain
Ou hou ou ou ou hoo Willie Mae Oh oh oh oh oh hey hoo Willie Mae Ou ou ou ou ou ou hee vee oh woe.


Tous mes amours, Robert Johnson

All my love, Robert Johnson

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 ACE FREHLEY KISS GIBSON LES PAUL FRAMED 1977 LIVE PORTRAIT imported from Japan. The pic features a great shot of Ace playing his Les Paul live on stage during the '77 Japan tour and is in excellent condition - frame with glass is in great condition and measures 9.5" x 12". The actual item looks much more vibrant and colorful than the picture in this ad. This tribute to vintage KISS will look awesome on your wall!

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Sweet magazine pinup of the Cinderella frontman with his classic Les Paul Custom!

Measures approximately 8 inches X 11 inches.


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Beatles' 1964 Gibson SG and Keith Richards' 1959 Sunburst Les Paul: Results from Christie's Auction + Gibson names Les Paul guitar after local man

Beatles' 1964 Gibson SG and Keith Richards' 1959 Sunburst Les Paul: Results from Christie's Auction

by Tom Watson

NEW YORK CITY (Manhattan). December 17, 2004. The results are in from Christie's "Rock & Roll and Entertainment Memorabilia" auction held today. The 1964 Gibson SG once owned by George Harrison and played by both Harrison and John Lennon, brought $567,500 (including the buyer's premium), while a 1959 Sunburst Les Paul previously owned and played by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones failed to meet the auction reserve and didn't sell.

2004 will be a tough year to top as far as collectible electric guitars go. In addition to today's auction, other guitars to hit the block this year included noteworthy pieces from Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix. The sale of Clapton's Fender Stratocaster known as "Blackie" brought $959,500 (including the buyer's premium) in June's Crossroads auction at Christie's, and set a new record for the sale of an electric guitar at auction, beating the prior record set in 2002 by the sale of Jerry Garcia's guitar, "Tiger" by $2,000.

George Harrison/Beatles 1964 Gibson SG

Auction Lot Number: 362
Estimate: Estimate On Request [see below]
Final Auction price: $567,500 (including buyer's premium)

Although Christie's did not publicly provide a pre-auction estimate of value for the SG, Darren Julien, whose auction house, Julien's, co-sponsored today's auction at Christie's, believed the guitar itself was worth $200,000, and due to its ownership pedigree and player history had a presale value of $600,000.

Christie's lot description:

A 1964 Gibson SG Standard guitar, Serial No. 227666, translucent cherry finish, double cutaway solid body, Schaller machine heads, 22 fret fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays, Gibson logo inlayed to head, duel humbucker pickups, four rotary controls, selector switch, Gibson/Maestro Varitone wrap around tail piece and whammy bar, together with original hardshell case and six original Kluson tuners. Played by George Harrison from 1966 through 1969 during various Beatles appearances and recording sessions which include the last official United Kingdom concert at the NME Poll Winners Concert and during the Revolver recording session. It was also used by Harrison in two Beatles films used to promote "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" in 1966 and later played by John Lennon during the White Album sessions in 1969. Also present is a thirty-nine page custom binder which includes excellent documentation, featuring several reproduction images of Harrison playing the guitar with The Beatles as well as documentation from the book Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments, from Stage to Studio (Andy Babiuk) and two letters verifying the guitar's authenticity. Together with additional related documents of the guitars subsequent owner, Pete Ham of Badfinger, to whom Harrison bestowed the guitar to in 1969. In 2002, the guitar was loaned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio where it has been on display ever since.

Keith Richards 1959 Gibson Les Paul

Auction Lot Number: 267
Estimate: Estimate On Request [see below]
Final Auction price: Unsold

While Christie's didn't publicly provide a pre-auction estimate of value, according to Newsday, the pre-sale value was $400,000.

Although a 1959 Les Paul 'Burst is collectible in its own right, (non-celebrity specimens often sell for more than $100,000), there's no doubt that the value of this guitar was signficantly increased by Richards' ownership.

Christie's lot description:

A 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar, Serial No. 93182, Sunburst finish, single cutaway body, Maple top, cherry finish sides and back in Honduras Mahogany, Grover tuners, 22 fret Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays, Gibson logo inlayed to head, one Humbucking "patent applied for" zebra rythym pickup, one Humbucking "patent applied for" double black lead pickup, Gibson ABR1 Tuneomatic bridge, four rotary controls, selector switch, Bigsby tailpiece, together with 1960s Les Paul hardshell case. Played by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show (1964/1965), Ready Steady Go! (1964) and during various Rolling Stones appearances from the same era. Also played by Mick Jagger during Beggar's Banquet recording sessions. Additionally present are two certificates of authenticity (facsimile copies) from guitar specialists Tony Bacon and Clive Brown as well as four 8 by 10 inch images of Richards playing the guitar and two of Mick Jagger playing the guitar and additional related documents.

He's an author, fan and expert on Gibson Les Paul guitars, and now aficionado Vic DaPra has one named after him.

Already, Mr. DaPra, co-owner of Guitar Gallery in North Strabane, has sold all 25 of the custom electric guitars made and named for him by Gibson USA less than three months ago.

Called the Vic DaPra Bourbon Fade, the guitar is a 50th anniversary reissue of a 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Each one has its own "fingerprint," he said, along with a certificate of authenticity signed by company General Manager and Senior Vice President Rick Gembar.

His customers, from as far away as Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, each shelled out between $5,500 and $6,000 for the rare model, complete with a highly-flamed maple top in a dark sunburst shade that he designed.

The most famous owner of one of the guitars is lead guitarist Rick Nielsen of the band Cheap Trick, which is currently on a national tour.

The band, with DaPra guitar in hand, is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Sept. 1.

Demand has been so high that Mr. DaPra is working on specifications for another DaPra guitar that will differ slightly from the one released in April.

The Gibson Les Paul series of guitars from 1958 to 1960 were re-popularized largely in the 1970s by English rock guitarists, like Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and Jimmy Page, the lead guitarist for Led Zeppelin, who also wrote the forward for one of the three books Mr. DaPra co-authored about guitar collecting.

"I was a big sucker for the English stuff," remembers Mr. DaPra, 57, of Canonsburg.

A 1970 graduate of Canon McMillan High School, Mr. DaPra became interested in guitars at age 12, parked in front of the family's gigantic television set. It was then and there that he saw the Beatles play live on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Mr. DaPra remembers the event well.

"It just changed the world at that time," he said.

Soon, he founded his own garage band with some buddies, and he eventually went on to some local fame as the lead singer and guitarist from 1972 to 1984 for "Sugar Cane," a local band that opened for Joan Jett at the Stanley Theater.

All the while, Mr. DaPra was collecting guitars -- starting with the $29 Sears catalog model his parents, Val and Norma DaPra of Canonsburg, bought for him.

"That was it -- from there, I got hooked on guitars," he said.

After high school, Mr. DaPra went to college for a year, but dropped out, telling his parents he wanted to pursue a career in music.

They were disappointed by his decision, he said, but by 1973 they were convinced he went mad when he took out a $1,600 bank loan to purchase his first 1959 Les Paul.

"I thought my parents were going to have me committed," he recalls, saying such a price was unheard of at that time.

Today, that guitar would be worth about $400,000, said Mr. DaPra, who also works as an appraiser for collectors, like Mr. Page and guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors.

The idea for the DaPra guitar came from Gibson salesmen, who Mr. DaPra said, approached him about having a guitar named after him to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the object that he's devoted much of his life to.

"I think Gibson really outdid themselves," he said of the guitar. "This is the best copy yet for playability and sound."

The DaPra guitar also features a mahogany body and neck, with a rosewood fingerboard.

Mr. DaPra still collects dozens of vintage guitars and offers many others for sale at Guitar Gallery, the shop he co-founded with partner Tim Matyas in 1985.

"We still sell guitars all over the world," Mr. DaPra said.

Famous Les Paul Players and Guide

The list of musicians who have played a Les Paul at some point in their careers is long and varied and includes such stellar names as Clapton, Page, Beck and Slash. The Les Paul's appeal hasn't been restricted to rock legends though. It's popularity with Guitarists from almost every genre testify to its versatility. From blues legends like John Lee Hooker to country stars like Brooke and Dunn and Jazz maestros like Les Paul himself, the Les Paul magic has touched them all. Here's a partial list of players who use or have used Les Pauls during their careers:

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Jimmy Page
is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds, from late 1966 to 1968, before founding the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Page has been described as one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Page #9 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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Slash
is an English-American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. Slash won the "Best Guitarist" prize in the 2005 Esky Music Awards in Esquire magazine. "Sweet Child o' Mine" placed #37 on Guitar World's list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos." It also came in at number three on Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born, and at number 196 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 6 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

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Ace Frehley is an American guitarist best known as an original member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. He took on the persona of "Space Ace" when the band adopted costumes and theatrics. Frehley played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a moderately successful solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

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Paul McCartney
is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. McCartney and John Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles.

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Pete Townshend
is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. Townshend made his name as the guitarist and principal songwriter for rock band The Who. His career with them spans more than 40 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. Townshend is the primary songwriter for the group, writing over 100 songs on the band's eleven studio albums, including the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus dozens of additional songs that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations such as Odds and Sods.

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Frank Zappa
was an American musican most well known for his work with his band "The Mothers". In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa established himself as a prolific and highly distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. He worked in various different musical genres and wrote music for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers and symphony orchestr. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

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Zakk Wylde
is an American musician, who is best known for his roles as a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founder of Black Label Society. He was lead guitarist and vocalist in Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996. Zakk Wylde has his signature Gibson Les Paul model, which prominently features black concentric circles on a white background.

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Alex Lifeson
is a Canadian musician, known as the guitarist for the rock group Rush. Lifeson founded Rush in the summer of 1968, and has been an integral member of the three-piece band ever since. During live performances, Lifeson, like the other members of Rush, performs real-time triggering of sampled instruments, concurrently with his guitar playing. The bulk of Lifeson's work in music has been with Rush, although Lifeson has contributed to a body of work outside of the band as well.

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Other famous Les Paul players include: Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Lindsey Buckingham, Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Chris Chasse (Rise Again), Graham Coxon (Blur), Eric Clapton, Steve Clark (Def Leppard), Sheryl Crow, Al Di Meola, Andy Dunlop (Travis), Elliot Easton (Cars), David "The Edge" Evans (U2), Don Felder (Eagles), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield (Metallica), Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Terry Kath (Chicago), Frank Lero (My Chemical Romance), Kerry Livgren (Kansas), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Bob Marley, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Scholz (Boston), Neal Schon (Santana, Journey), Earl Slick (David Bowie),Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Neil Young

It was legendary jazz guitarist and innovator Les Paul who was responsible for the creation of the greatest acoustic guitar of al time. Paul was not just an accomplished musician, but he was also responsible for some path breaking musical innovations including such concepts as over dubbing, multi tracking, and sound on sound. Born on June 9 1915 as Lester William Polfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Paul took to music at an early age. He began playing the harmonica while at the Barstow school after watching a ditch digger with a harmonica on the street.

Soon he had his own orchestra and was playing at beach parties and dances. After a brief encounter with the banjo, Paul moved on to the guitar.

Paul was unsatisfied by the electric guitars that were sold in the mid 1930s and began experimenting with a few designs of his own. Famously, he created "The Log," which was nothing more than a length of common 4" by 4" fence post with bridge, guitar neck, and pickup attached. For the sake of appearance, he attached the body of an Epiphone hollow-body guitar, sawn lengthwise with The Log in the middle. This solved his two main problems: feedback, as the acoustic body no longer resonated with the amplified sound, and sustain, as the energy of the strings was not dissipated in generating sound through the guitar body. After a series of experimentations, Les Paul presented his ideas for an electric guitar to the Gibson Company in 1940. His efforts weren't received with great enthusiasm and it wasn't until the 1950s that Gibson would take interest in Les Paul's prototype. The Les Paul Gibson was introduced in 1952.

By the time the Les Paul came out, the guitarist was at the top of his career in spite of an automobile injury that set his arm at an awkward angle. In 1977, he recorded an album of instrumental duets in collaboration with Chet Atkins, but was soon forced to take things slow as a result of heart problems. In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Les Paul began a regular series of Monday night appearances at Fat Tuesday's club in New York in 1984 and was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. By the late 1980s, Paul had returned to active weekly live performances in New York City. In 2006, at the age of 90, Les Paul won two Grammys at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards for his album Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played. He also performs weekly, accompanied on piano by John Colianni, at the Iridium Jazz Club, on Broadway in New York City, despite the arthritis that has stilled all but two of the fingers on his left hand.

Paul continues to perform on occasion, all the while indulging his curiosity in a basement workshop at his home in New Jersey. Aside from tower figure in the development of the Les Paul Guitar, Paul is also credited as the inventor of multitrack recording, and various reverberation and echo effects.

1965 goldtopThe Les Paul was by no means the first solid body electric guitar to hit the market. 60 years before the Les Paul, company founder Orville Gibson had designed the arch top guitar. In 1936, Gibson issued the ES 150, the first standard electric guitar. When it came to designing the Les Paul, the company poured in decades of skills and craftsmanship and the result was a guitar that was a work of art in itself.

In 1952, Gibson introduced the Les Paul Standard's forerunner, the Goldtop with its renouned P-90 pickups. The Les Paul had an intricately fashioned arch top placed on a solid mahogany body. It included a glued in neck with an adjustable truss rod and a pitched headstock. Also integrated in the deign were the accoutrements that helped distinguish the leader in electric guitars from the rest like a bound fret board and raised pick guard.

Although the Les Paul took off from the very time it appeared on the market, the design was still in its infancy. Two developments were to come which would change the shape of the Les Paul from a wood plank with strings to a classic. In 1957, Gibson was still attempting like other guitar manufacturers to produce a totally noise free performance from the Les Paul. Around this time, designer Seth Lover entered the picture with his patented humbucking pickup. By placing two coils side by side, Lover discovered he could reduce the noise from hum and other electrical disturbances that single coils were so prone to. The result was a deeper richer sound, free of noise while retaining the full, warm, and sustaining tone that has come to define the Les Paul.

1952 gibsonOnce the sound issues had been smoothened, Gibson proceeded to make another change to the Les Paul. This time the change was purely aesthetic. The carved maple tops were coated with a lush, semi-transparent cherry sunburst finish to enhance the beauty of the maple base. The results were spectacular and the "Burst " as it came to be known as was not only the most stylish but also the most advanced electric guitar on the scene.

Ironically enough, sales of the Les Paul were declining even as it was undergoing periods of incredible transformation. In 1963, the Les Paul Standard was changed to the flat topped design that we know now as the SG model. The standard was hugely popular with a number of pop and jazz guitarists including the guitar's namesake Les Paul himself but it was only in the lat 60s that the guitar would finally find its true place – in the hands of some of the greatest rock performers of all time. By the late 60s and early 70s, guitar legends like Jimmy Page, Peter Green and Mick Taylor were endorsing the Les Paul as their rock signature.

Although the Les Paul took a while to catch on, its popularity since has never really subsided. The Les Paul is in all its glory when accompanied by visionary artists and although that doesn't happen all too frequently, the magic that occurs when these two get together is worth the wait.

The Les Paul is well established in the classic rock genre. The classic British blues-rock has been shaped almost entirely by this instrument’s unique sound. Other rock that needs a thick, rich tone and playability as well as good sustainability is easily played on the Gibson Les Paul. This guitar can be used for much more than rock. The solid-body Gibson Les Paul first appeared some fifty five years ago and has since showed that it can play near everything. Whether you're a beginner who's just starting out with a new guitar or a guitar aficionado who appreciates classic beauty, the Les Paul will appeal to you. Here are just a few reasons why the Les Paul is such a cult favorite amongst professionals and amateurs alike.

1. The Les Paul makes it easy to get to those high notes without too much effort, compared to standard guitar that have any kind of mobile bridges (such as the standard tremolo, floyd rose etc)

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2. Not belying the presence of two humbucking pick ups you can receive a wonderfully clean note on your Les Paul

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3. With the Tune-o-Matic bridge, you don't have to worry about your Les Paul going out of tune during the middle of a gig.

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4. The versatility of the Les Paul makes it suitable for virtually any genre of music, ranging from rock to heavy metal to rock and pop and everything in between.


Gibson's humbucking pickups contribute immensely to the Les Paul's unmistakably classic tone. These pickups help produce not only a higher output signal, but also give the Les Paul's tone a mellow quality with markedly decreased treble frequencies.

The heavy wood body of the Les Paul also contributes to its full and mellow tone. These are some of the heaviest guitars and this helps them easily sustain a deeper bass. Hardware on almost every Les Paul is standard. They each consist of 2 volume pots, 2 humbucking pickups and tone controls. Each of them has a switch that enables three separate combinations.

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Gibson Les Paul Classic Humbucker Pickups

  • Position 1: Switch flipped downwards; the Bridge Pickup. This generates a crunchy sound, mostly used for lead guitars (Example: Guns N Roses´s "Paradise City" intro).

  • Position 2: Middle Position (both pickups active), this position provides a sound not too bright nor too mellow, perfect for balanced tone.

  • Position 3: Switch flipped upwards; the Neck Pickup. The sound you get from this position is deeper and more "grave" sounding, with rich sustain perfect for slower solos. Turn the tone control to 0, and you get the well known "woman tone" commonly used by Eric Clapton and Slash.


    les paul posterGibson guitars are synonymous with quality, beauty and are desired by collectors and musicians the world over. The Les Paul, in particular, has aided in the creation of the modern music scene that we know today. However, this makes them expensive in their own right. They are constructed with the finest tone woods and are still very much hand crafted.

    Spotting Fakes
    As the Gibson Les Paul is a highly valued guitar, many people will try to make fakes that will sell for far more than they are worth. Here are a few ways to help see these fakes. These knockoffs will not get past the experienced players, but they will be able to trap those who are not familiar with guitars. These instruments normally cost from two thousand to three thousand. So if they are offered for a few hundred then they are likely to be fakes.

    If any seller is based out of China or another Asian country, then be careful. None of Gibson’s instruments are made in these places. All Gibson guitars are made in the United States of America. In general, be wary of second-hand online marketplaces like eBay where pirated goods could circulate. If you wish to purchase a Gibson Les Paul online, buy it from a respectable store such as Zzsounds.

    Be aware of the common body shapes used by Gibson, and check those that you are looking to buy. Most of the fakes have a Gibson logo that is of a thicker font than the real Gibson logo and is aligned almost horizontally at the top of the headstock. The real Gibson logo is a thinner font and is angled with the G started near the post of the D string tuner. The real key is to look at the truss rod cover. Real Gibsons have a bell shaped truss rod cover with TWO screws, whereask fakes typically have THREE screws. Also, the copies of Les Paul Standards often say "Gibson" right on the truss rod cover, NO Les Pauls say Gibson on the truss rod cover, some Epiphone Les Pauls do but those aren't made in the USA and say Epiphone at the top of the headstock not Gibson.

    The fakes will normally be imprinted with genuine appearing serial numbers. However, they will normally not line up with the production years of the real Gibson guitars. On the custom shop Historic and VOS Les Paul guitars, the logo is silk-screened where the fakes use decals.

    All well made real Les Paul guitars will come with original Gibson cases. These cases are as well made as the guitar itself many times. If there is not a case included in the sale, or if the seller offers to use a case other than the original Gibson case, then that could be a warning sign.

    Maybe the easiest way to check is to ask the seller. Many will tell you that they are made in China. As stated already, not a single Gibson is made in China. All those that claim to be from there are fakes. A Gibson Les Paul is an expensive buy and as such should be treated carefully. As it is a large investment to get such a fine instrument, be sure to go to a seller with a good reputation, preferably an online retailer with a solid history of selling real Gibson guitars.

    Whether you're a beginner learning to strum, or a professional looking to better his tone, choosing a Les Paul can be a challenge. There are close to 127 models that have been released under the Les Paul name since 1952. To make your decision easier it helps to remember that they are all derived from 3 basic models. There are currently about 13 or so variations on the basic Les Paul design around today. All models feature a 'Tune-o-matic' bridge and a stop bar tailpiece, and can be with or without a scratch guard. Apart from reissues, all Les Pauls now feature humbuckers. They are mostly mahogany, but there is now a series called 'SmartWood Exotics' which feature a number of exotic woods. There are a number of variations and reisues based on the above but slightly different, and they all feature Les Paul's signature on the headpiece.

    If you're thinking of purchasing a Gibson Les Paul, you may consider getting one online. Buying a les paul online will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. However, we strongly recommend that you pick an online retailer with an established reputation and credibility such as Musiciansfriend.com.

    Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
    List Price: $3,018 - $3,320
    Online Price: $1,999 - $2,199

    This is the contemporary version of the model that was introduced in '58-'59. It was reintroduced in 1976. This model has a smaller peg head, green push keys, and in bushing. The body and neck are solid mahogany while the fret board is made of maple and rosewood. All hardware is nickel. Thanks to the Burst bucker Pro pickups, the tone is tight and balanced with increased midrange. Up until 1957 they featured single coil soap bar pickups, after which they switched to Humbuckers. The hardware is chrome. In the 1960s Gibson introduced the 'slim-taper' neck, which changes in thickness only about a tenth of an inch from the first fret to the twelfth and maintains a precisely controlled width to thickness ratio, designed to promote speed while reducing player fatigue. The Standard is now available with or without the slim-taper neck.
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    Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
    List Price: $1,649 - $2,018
    Online Price: $1,199

    Introduced in 1983. A more refined version of the guitar, with a thinner body and more advanced electronics designed by Les Paul himself. Low impedance electronics were used for an improved signal to noise ratio and a very clean tone. The thinner body changed the tonal qualities of the instrument somewhat, but the improved electrics allowed higher quality in recording situations. The same woods are used but there is no binding. This model is a watered down version of the Standard. It comes in a wide choice of finishes and has a sleek minimal look and features an optional plus top. The Les Paul Studio is intended to be played in a recording studio and is the favorite of guitarists who want a guitar that combines the Les Paul's classic performance with a modern edge.
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    Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric guitar
    List Price: $5,245
    Online Price: $3,399

    This is something of a piece de resistance in the Les Paul stable, and is the most expensive model. Introduced in 1954, the Custom is perhaps the most beautiful Les Paul with its elegant colourings and gold hardware. It features multi-ply binding on a maple neck and mahogany back and top. Essentially it is the same as a Standard, but with slicker aesthetics. It's designed with a single piece mahogany neck and a carved maple top. Aesthetics include a warm mahogany finish and gold hardware. The 2 hum buckers ensure a warm quality to the tone, making this the perfect lead guitar. Other features include a tune-o-matic bridge and a stop bar tail piece.
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    Epiphone Les Paul Guitars
    List Price: $1,035
    Online Price: $429 - 449

    Epiphone got its name from its founder, Epaminodas Stathopoulo, known as "Epi." and was one of Gibson closest competitors back in the archtop guitar market during the 40s and 50s. Gibson acquired Epiphone in 1957 and today Epiphone is a subsidary of Gibson, producing licensed "economy" versions of, among other models, the Les Paul.
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    Epiphone Les Pauls are competitively priced and offer extremely good value for a reasonably high quality guitar. However, here a few things to note while buying an Epiphone Gibson:
    - Gibsons are made in the US while Epiphones are made outside the country (usually Korea and China).
    - Gibson guitars come with an ultra light thin nitra cellulose coating that takes weeks to perfect. Epiphones comes with a less labor intensive polyurethane finish which doesn't take long to apply and is also more durable.
    - Gibson uses high quality woods like South American mahogany in its designs. Epiphone guitars use less expensive materials like a combination of alder and mahogany, making them more affordable than the upscale Gibson models.
    - Gibsons have a lighter tone overall in contrast to the Epiphones' darker tones.
    - The Pickups, electronics and internal wiring of Gibson Les Pauls is of substantially higher quality than their Epiphone counterparts.

    Pricing

    If you're watching your wallet, the Epiphone Les Paul Junior or LP Special might be a safe bet. A little more expensive are the Epiphone Les Paul Custom and the Les Paul Classic. If you're in the mood to splurge then you can't go wrong with a Gibson les Paul Standard or Gibson Les Paul Custom.

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