1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 1 1xx8; Finish: black, evidence of refinishing/overspray, blemishes to table, buckle rash and rubbing to back, wear to neck, further marks as typical for age, filed hole between controls from a previously installed switch; Fretboard; Ebony; Frets: generally good, refret; Electrics: working, PAF pickups, bridge and neck pickups rewound, neck pickup bobbin replaced (original retained) pickups missing covers, some resoldering; Hardware; replaced nut, replaced bridge (original retained), stop bar a Les Paul Junior wrap-around type, pickguard probably later, one replaced stop bar post (original retained), hole in control plate from a previously installed switch;  Case: 1970s Gibson hard case; Overall condition: good for age

Estimate £15,000 – 25,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)