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Here comes the sunburst: Chicago Music Exchange is selling three highly sought-after vintage Les Pauls

(Image credit: courtesy of Chicago Music Exchange)

Chicago Music Exchange appears to be on a vintage electric guitar roll these days.

Back in September, the shop put up for sale three stunning ‘50s Fender blackguards; now, they’ve unveiled a trio of authentic Les Paul Standard Bursts on offer.

The models – two ’59 Bursts and a 1960 “Scarface” example – are available from CME now.

What’s more, to celebrate having not one, not two, but three genuine Bursts under one roof for the first time in the store's history, CME is also giving away a 60th Anniversary Les Paul, built by the Gibson Custom Shop as a perfect replica of an early sunburst Les Paul.

For more information, head to Chicago Music Exchange.

And to brush up on your Burst history, check out the video above.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.