Originally Posted by Slashperryburst
That wasn't a 59. Even if this wasn't an artist owned Les Paul, it would still be worth quite a lot due to it's vintage. Providing it was repaired well. I can see this one selling for around the same price as any other burst. It will just take longer, but sooner or later, a fan or Jay Geils will snap it up.
Point is, given condition, it's a celeb buy not a collector buy, and the Julien's auction is the most recent benchmark for what folks will pay for a bit of fame. Even the '51 Nocaster that Leo Fender gifted Les Paul just shaved over $200k. Clapton's '48 L5 went last year for a bit over $80k. Maybe a Jay Geils fan with dementia will spring for this one.