1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 5xxxx1; Finish: black, lacquer checking and various knocks/blemishes throughout; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: generally good, refret; Electrics: working, volume pots replaced; Hardware: typical loss to gold plating and some pitting to stop bar and bridge, waffle back tuners currently installed, previously installed Grovers also supplied (ring marks present on the face of the headstock from previous tuner instalment); Case: hard case; Overall condition: good for age

*This guitar is an early 1969 example having the longer neck tenon and one-piece neck

**Formerly owned by Nigel Pulsford of Bush and used on various recordings and live work including the 1999 Woodstock festival where Bush headlined the opening night. Purchased by the current vendor from Vintage & Rare Guitars of Bath in June 2016. A Vintage & Rare Guitars insurance valuation is supplied to the value of £10,000 along with a letter of provenance from Nigel Pulsford, confirming he owned the guitar between the years 1993 and 2005. The case bearing a Bush tour sticker

Estimate £6,500 – 7,500 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £6800 11th March 2020