A rare guitar designed by Les Paul
- known as the godfather of the electric guitar - has sold for $180,000 (£116,000).
The 1982 Gibson Les Paul
prototype was part of a collection of his instruments and memorabilia that raised nearly $5 million (£3.2 million) in Los Angeles.
Invented by Paul, it is now one of the most widely played electric guitars in the world.
Julien's Auctions said the two-day sale set record prices for the instrument.
The money raised will benefit the Les Paul foundation, which the guitarist founded to support music education, engineering, innovation and medical research.
Other guitars sold include a 1951 Fender Nocaster
, which raised $216,000 (£139,000) and a 1940s Epiphone Zephyr
which fetched $144,000 (£93,000).
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