This was Duane’s first electric guitar. Duane got it in 1960, after his brother Gregg saved enough money to buy his first guitar, a Teisco Silvertone. At the time Duane was thinking about other stuff, and he decided to spend his money on a Harley 165 motorbike. Gradually, Duane began to take an interest in the guitar, leading to fights over his brother’s Silvertone, so eventually their mother had to settle the things down by buying Duane a double cutaway 1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr. Duane later gave this guitar to Delaney Bramlett, and it is currently owned by a collector/musician in Japan.more
"I found a ’59 Les Paul Jr. in my Nana’s attic. Turned out to be her ex-husband’s dad’s guitar. If I tried to explain my family tree/divorce tree to you then you’d forget that this whole thing is about a guitar, so let’s just say: I forced the inheritance of this beauty upon myself." - [Hayley Williams](http://www.spin.com/2011/04/my-favorite-things-paramores-hayley-williams/) from *Spin*. "Takin my les Paul junior to practice today so Josiah can fix her up. She's an old granny guitar. [http://bit.ly/gJAdcw](http://bit.ly/gJAdcw) #parastream" - Hayley's [Twitter](https://twitter.com/paramore/status/34291624540508160).more
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