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Snowy White's 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop up for auction Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Snowy White's iconic 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop is an instrument that should find plenty of interest, when it is auctioned in February 2015.

This iconic guitar was acquired by Snowy in 1969 and has featured on almost every recording and performance since then, including the Pink Floyd Animals tour 1977, the Wall shows in 1980/81, Thin Lizzy 1980-82, the hit song 'Bird of Paradise' in 1984, Roger Waters' Berlin Wall show 1990, all the Roger Waters tours 1999-2013, and much more besides, including all Snowy's recording sessions for all his solo albums, and sessions for others, including the 'In The Skies' recording session with Peter Green. The current bridge on the guitar was given to Snowy by Peter in the seventies.

Snowy has owned this guitar for nearly 45 years, and for over 30 of those years it was his only instrument, played almost every day. As a working instrument, this guitar has had a certain amount of repair and change, including rewiring, refretting and new tuning heads. Most of the original parts have been kept. This guitar is offered 'as seen', with no apologies from Snowy as to its current condition.

This guitar will be offered at auction in Beverley Hills, California, on the 28th February 2015 by Heritage Auctions ( and here's Snowy talking about the guitar - and why he is getting rid of it:

UPDATE: BD reader Cal Kendall checked out the result of the sale, to determine the final price of the instrument in the auction. Cal discovered that it sold to some very lucky person for $93,750 (US).

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