Mary Ford and Les Paul's 1961 Gibson SG Sells for $90K on "Pawn Stars"

The Pawn Stars guys couldn't believe their luck when the nephew of singer Mary Ford walked into their shop with a piece of history: a cream 1961 Gibson SG that was once owned by guitar innovator, and Ford's ex-husband, Les Paul.

The nephew even brought paperwork that documents Paul's on-again, off-again relationship with Gibson.

"You're getting history here," said the nephew, and that history cost Pawn Stars' Rick and Corey Harrison a cool $90,000. That was the price he had in mind, and he wasn't backing down.

For more about the guitar, watch the video here (Sorry -- we couldn't embed it in the story this time).

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.