One of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul’s Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this week. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with Gene Paul about the development of his father’s now-iconic electric guitar, and its impact on music ever since.

OCT 10, 2021 One of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul’s Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this week

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