Les Paul's first custom guitar is up for grabs

(REUTERS) - Owning a piece of rock and roll history is now possible as the very first Les Paul guitar is scheduled to hit the auction block.

On February 19, Guernsey's in New York will sell the priceless instrument known as "Black Beauty".

The guitar which Paul developed with Gibson, took 2 years to make.

Also included in 15 lot sale is Chet Atkin's prototype guitar and equipment from Paul's studio.