Pete Townshend’s Numbered Gibson Les Paul Guitars #1-#9

The Who’s Pete Townshend has had numerous Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitars.  The most famous of these were numbered from #1 to #9 based on the tuning requirements of various songs.

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Over the years, several of them were broken and never replaced.  Here’s a picture rundown of  Les Paul #1 – #9.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #1 (Wine Red)

Retained by Pete

Pete Townshend Les Paul #1

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #2 (Cherry Sunburst)

Whereabouts Unknown

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #3 (Gold Top)

on display Hard Rock Vault, Orlando, Florida

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #4 (Wine Red)

Broken 1976 (Toronto) and not replaced

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #5 (Wine Red)

on display at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

Pete Townshend Gibson Les Paul #5 The Who

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #6 (Cherry Sunburst)

in private collection

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #7 (Wine Red)

Owned by Ricky Byrd

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 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #8 (Cherry Sunburst)

Retained by Pete

Pete Townshend Gibson Les Paul #8

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe #9 (Cherry Sunburst)

Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pete Townshend Gibson Les Paul #9 The Who

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