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GIBSON INCORPORATED, KALAMAZOO, 1953
GIBSON INCORPORATED, KALAMAZOO, 1953
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GIBSON INCORPORATED, KALAMAZOO, 1953

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, LES PAUL

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GIBSON INCORPORATED, KALAMAZOO, 1953
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, LES PAUL
Inlaid to the headstock Gibson and silkscreened Les Paul MODEL, and ink stamped on the reverse 3 0148, with later case bearing a label inscribed GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD 1953 GOLD #3 0148 BIGSBY; accompanied by two color photographs by guitar technician Phil Taylor of David Gilmour playing the guitar at Stanley House Studios on 21st January 2010, together with a handwritten note by Taylor on Astoria headed stationery, dated March 2010, detailing various repairs and alterations made to the guitar
Length of back 17 1/8 in. (43.4 cm.)
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This guitar was purchased in London in early 2006 as a spare for David Gilmour’s On an Island Tour, which ran from 7th March to 26th August 2006. Gilmour later used the guitar during a recording session for Bryan Ferry’s 2010 solo album Olympia at London’s Stanley House Studios on 21st January 2010. One of numerous guest artists that contributed to the album, Gilmour can be seen playing this guitar in the documentary film The Making of Olympia, which was released with the Deluxe and Collector’s editions of the album. The guitar was again enlisted as a spare for Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock Tour from 5th September 2015 to 30th September 2016.

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