There aren’t enough words to describe the importance of this guitar. Without this Gibson Les Paul prototype, dubbed Black Beauty, none of the other Gibson Les Paul guitars would exist. Designed by Les Paul and produced by Gibson, this guitar is a bonafide piece of music history. Eric Clapton. Bob Marley. Peter Frampton. Pete Townshend. Paul McCartney. Hendrix. Kravitz, Santana, Zappa and Page. It’s been said that none of them would have achieved their fame without Les Paul’s iconic guitar. We’re not quite sure we’d go that far, but there’s no denying the significance of Black Beauty. Estimates say the guitar could sell for over $2,000,000 at auction, which might be a small price to pay for a piece of history if you’re a person with a big pocket book.