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'Pawn Stars' Les Paul Fetches $110,000

UPDATED – February 3, 2012 Share Button

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This Les Paul Gibson Guitar (shown) was featured in an episode of History Channel's 'Pawn Stars' where it was bought by Rick Harrison (video link of purchase on Pawn Stars, below).

Shortly after the episode, airing the $90k (Pawn Stars/Harrison) purchase from Mary Fords nephew, the Guitar appeared on eBay where it sold for $110,000.

See the auction on eBayThe Guitar, a 1961 Gibson 'SG', was owned Les Paul’s ex-wife Mary Ford, and was sold with a number of Les Paul’s personal items.

According to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (Pawn Stars) eBay listing; "Les is told not to sign a contract with Gibson" in a letter which is included in the auction lot.

The letter was historically significant because the advice could have dramatically altered the fortunes of both Paul and Gibson, if it had been followed.

The Guitar, Letter, and other Les Paul items included with the sale can be seen at **eBay listing #220939792311.

The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show (Source: Youtube)

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