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Legend has it that Steve Jones's iconic white 1974 Les Paul Custom was stolen from Mick Ronson when he and his bandmates posed as roadies at a David Bowie concert. Or did Malcolm McLaren steal it from The New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain?
Like everything about The Sex Pistols, the truth about the guitar's origin has been lost in myth and tall tales and a willingness to print the legend in the decades since their still-incredible debut, Never Mind The Bollocks... was released in 1977.
2008 saw Gibson unveil a high-end replica model as a tribute to the guitarist whose sledgehammer rhythms still resonate throughout loud, obnoxious rock music of many different sorts.