Hank Jr.'s Les Paul


On October 2, 1987, during a concert in Topeka, Kansas, country music superstar Hank Williams Jr. threw a harmonica into the crowd. It hit a fan in the head and cut her, requiring several stitches. Hank Jr. not only apologized, he presented the fan with this refinished Les Paul that he used onstage.

The guitar is from circa 1954 and has been refinished to a uniform cherry red color, and it has a repaired peghead crack. It is exactly as Hank Jr. had it set up, with Seymour Duncan mini-humbuckers, Badass bridge, vintage replica tuners and Hank Jr.'s strings. With its original hard case, a newspaper article documenting the event, and a letter from Hank Jr., this unique piece of memorabilia is offered at $20,000.

This instrument is SOLD

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Letter