Bernie Marsden’s legendary “The Beast” ’59 Gibson Les Paul is up for sale for $1.3 million

Bernie Marsden's '59 "The Beast" Gibson Les Paul
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Update: It has now been announced that Bernie Marsden's “The Beast” ’59 Gibson Les Paul will no longer be sold as part of this collection.

Bernie Marsden’s iconic 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard – known as “The Beast” – has gone up for sale, and its price tag exceeds the $1.3 million mark.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.