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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).

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.