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Rick Nielsen to Showcase his 1959 Les Paul at Reverb NAMM Booth

CHICAGO, January 19, 2016 - today announced that Rick Nielsen will be showcasing his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard at the booth during Thursday’s NAMM 2016 tradeshow. Rick Nielsen is a founding member of the band Cheap Trick, a 2016 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nielsen is well-known for collecting vintage guitars, claiming to have owned at least 2,000 guitars in his lifetime.

NAMM is the annual tradeshow for the musical instruments industry, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in CA. This Thursday afternoon, Rick Nielsen will be showcasing his very own 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard -- arguably the most iconic vintage guitar model of all time -- at the Reverb booth. Those who visit (booth #4368) will be able to meet Rick and get their photo taken with the rock star and his legendary guitar.

Rick Nielsen previously captured the attention of the musical instruments industry in March of 2015 when he auctioned off dozens of guitars from his notable collection on, giving Cheap Trick fans the chance to own a piece of rock history. Nielsen is an avid user of and was also one of the earliest investors in the Chicago startup.

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