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1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

1956 Stratocaster Sunburst Solid Body electric guitar

The 1959 left-handed burst is about as rare, and famous, as any guitar in the world, said Mike Gutierrez, consignment director at Heritage Auctions. "Collectors came after it in a very serious way, resulting in the almost $200,000 price realized. That enthusiasm translated to the rest of the offerings in the auction, as well, resulting in a 96.5 percent sell-through rate by total value.

1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

1956 Stratocaster Sunburst Solid Body electric guitar

“The 1959 left-handed ‘burst is about as rare, and famous, as any guitar in the world,” said Mike Gutierrez, consignment director at Heritage Auctions. “Collectors came after it in a very serious way, resulting in the almost $200,000 price realized. That enthusiasm translated to the rest of the offerings in the auction, as well, resulting in a 96.5 percent sell-through rate by total value.”

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