Geddy Lee of Rush to auction six guitars from his private collection

Including a ’59 Les Paul Standard.

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Geddy Lee of Rush performing in 2017. Image: Kevin Mazur / WireImage for for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Geddy Lee of Rush has put up six guitars from his private collection – including a ’59 Burst – up for auction.

The sale of the prog rockers’ axes is organised by Mecum Auctions, a vintage car and motorcycle auction company that will make its foray into guitars next month. Lee’s guitars will be auctioned alongside instruments previously owned by Carlos Santana and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.

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Image: Mecum Auctions

Leading the six instruments Lee has put up for sale is a special-edition 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard (seen above). The guitar is “in stunning original condition, save for a single refret”, Mecum’s website notes, and will come in its original case.

Four other Gibsons are also on the block: A 1960 ES-345 – with a current bid of $5,000 at press time – a 1960 ES-355, a 1965 ES-335 and a 1967 Flying V. A 1955 Fender Stratocaster wraps up Lee’s collection of axes going under the hammer.

Mecum Presents: Guitar Search by Domino will take place in Las Vegas from 10 to 12 October. More info about the auction at mecum.com.


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