Published on Jun 10, 2012
Part 1: The Auction Scene at Julien's, with Tour of Exhibits
The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien's Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills for a two-day auction of guitars, amps, recording gear, memorabilia and lots more from the electric guitar and multi-tracking pioneer's personal collection on June 8-9, 2012. Paul died Aug. 12, 2009, and the auction coincided with and celebrated what would have been his 97th birthday on June 9.
When I visited Les at his home and studio in Mahwah, N.J., in May 1991, to interview him for the book I wrote to accompany his four-CD Capitol boxed set, "The Legend & The Legacy," he showed me rooms and rooms with with dozens of guitar cases stacked high. They were production models, prototypes sent to him to check out, gifts, his own experimental models, and more.
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Find out more about the Foundation at www.lespaulfoundation.org.
Peeples Place: Les Paul Auction, Pt. 2: Touring Rig; Amps
Peeples Place: Les Paul Auction, Pt. 2a: Plank Guitar, Sound Wall
Peeples Place: Les Paul Auction, Pt. 3: Martin J. Nolan, Julien's Exec Director
Peeples Place Q&A: Russ Les Paul Jr. Pt. 1, Julien's Auction
Peeples Place Q&A: Russ Les Paul Jr. Pt. 2, Julien's Auction
Video: (c) Stephen K. Peeples - www.stephenkpeeples.com.