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Rows of finished guitars display the Gibson name and logo at the company’s solid-body guitar factory in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Jeff Adkins/Bloomberg News)

What better company than Gibson Brands Inc., manufacturer of the legendary Les Paul guitar, to play a somber tune in an ode to law firms looking at unpaid bills?

Gibson Brands filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware as part of a restructuring deal that will see lenders take control of the iconic maker of guitars, pianos and other musical instruments. According to a list of Gibson Brands’ 30 largest unsecured creditors, the debtor owes $139,144 to White & Case, a firm that has done some restructuring work for the Nashville-based company.

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