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The Gibson Les Paul

Dave Hunter

The Gibson Les Paul

the illustrated history of the guitar that changed rock

by Dave Hunter

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Guitar,
  • Rock musicians,
  • Gibson Les Paul standard guitar,
  • Electric guitar,
  • Guitarists,
  • Inc Gibson,
  • Pictorial works,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementDave Hunter
    ContributionsPaul, Les
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML1015.G9 H8617 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination221 pages
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26927970M
    ISBN 100760357560
    ISBN 109780760357569
    OCLC/WorldCa992143650


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The Gibson Les Paul by Dave Hunter Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book examines the original collaboration between the traditional Gibson company and the brilliant musician Les Paul, and the resulting classic guitars. Unique color photographs highlight a multitude of luscious Les Paul models, including famous instruments owned by influential players/5(11).

The Gibson Les Paul is the latest of Dave Hunter’s books which look closely at a particular guitar model.

The first two were the Tele and the Strat, now we have the Les Paul. Visually the book is simply stunning. Les Pauls are famous for their magnificent tops and the book is packed with fantastic high-quality photographs of Les Pauls/5(30). Quick and informative history on the Gibson Les Paul guitar, on the great Les Paul himself, including conflicting accounts from Gibson and Paul on how this iconic guitar came into being and how Gibson tried to change it from a single cutaway style to a double cutaway in the /5.

Richly illustrated with archive and performance shots, ephemera, and specially commissioned studio photos, The Les Paul Guitar Book is the most complete guide ever to Gibson's best-known guitar, and a must-have for every player and collector/5(21).

Gibson and Slash are proud to present the new Slash Collection of signature guitars. These models represent electric and acoustic guitars Slash has played before millions of fans during his career and influenced multiple generations of players around the world.

Inspired by Slash, built by Gibson, and now, played by you. Slash Les Paul Standard. My wife calls this the most boring book in the world, page after page of the same guitar, but that is the point of this book.

Page after page of photos of 58, 59 & 60's Les Paul Standards. As this era of Gibson Les Pauls is regarded as the 'Holy Grail' of guitars, the book is a /5(75). This exciting book documents the complete decade-by-decade story of one of the world's most important and influential electric guitars.

The Gibson Les Paul turned 50 years old inand since its invention, its sweet, urgent sound has been used by a host of major rock players - from Eric Clapton in Cream to Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, from Joe Walsh in The Eagles to Slash of Guns N'Roses/5(27).

The Ultimate Gibson Book provides an exciting new look at the history and importance of Gibson's electric guitars. Back in the 's, Orville Gibson created the first Gibson instrument which would later become one of the most highly sought after guitars in the world.

Today's Gibson guitars are still built with truss rods based on a design/5(11). The book is great for a quick reading of Gibson's history and the evolution of the Les Paul model in particular, but I think it could have been more clearly-structured. Not everything is negative though, there are great pictures, and I like the emphasis on descriptive details about the guitars/5.

Re: Whats the best Les Paul book The Gibson Les Paul Book-Tony Bacon and Paul Day I'm pretty sure was the first one I got back in the early '90s then rolled onto Jay Scotts and Vic's ones at the time and then BOTB.

Best gibson les paul book. Thread starter Bloody rocker; Start date Feb 8, ; Bloody rocker Senior Member. Joined Messages 1, Reaction score Feb 8, #1 Im gonna buy a les paul book so i want to know wich one is the best. I was thinking of the beauty of the burst but i don't know if there is anyone that's better.

The Les Paul: Spectacular Work of Art from the 70’s By Mike Slubowski. Click on images to enlarge. A unique Gibson Les Paul model, “The Les Paul” was produced from at the Kalamazoo factory.

The Les Paul was a unique limited edition, with varying accounts of its origin. The Les Paul Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul and is available in four classic finishes.

A rounded maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. A mahogany body, maple top and pair of R & T humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic tone, power and sustain.

And, more to the point, instead of a Gibson Les Paul, I own and play a Gibson SG. Anyway, this book is a comprehensive look at the Gibson Les Paul, which is probably the most iconic guitar out there at the moment. So, if you've ever dreamed of owning a Gibson guitar, this is a /5.

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The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty, factory manager John Huis and their team with input from and endorsement by guitarist Les typical design features a solid mahogany body with a carved maple top and a single cutaway, a mahogany set-in neck with a Body: Mahogany (often with a maple top), Swamp.

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The Gibson Les Paul is a true guitar icon that has continually made its mark upon the landscape of music for over 60 years. Guitarists around the world have a Les Paul as their instrument of choice - you’ll see it gracing stages everywhere and you can hear its voice on countless recordings.

The Gibson Les Paul by Dave Hunter is a Voyaguer Press/ Backbeat Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This short illustrated book tells a brief history of Les Paul.

Many are not aware that Les Paul had a career as a musician in his own right/5. Fretless Wonder. On the more affordable end, the Les Paul Jr. featured a flat “slab” top and a single pickup, and it became the best-selling Les Paul of the s. One year after the Les Paul Jr., Gibson offered a two-pickup version of the slab-body model called the Les Paul Special.

The Special was further distinguished by its yellowFile Size: 1MB. Get this from a library. The Gibson Les Paul book. [Tony Bacon; Les Paul; Paul Day] -- Includes a model identification chart, a chronology of models and methods for dating guitars.

The Les Paul Standards made by Gibson between and the end of represent the very pinnacle of American electric guitar craft and rank as the most collectable vintage guitars on the market.

These years were the only ones where the Les Paul Standard was built with a flamed maple top with a cherry sunburst finish, a stopbar tailpiece and /5(20).

The Gibson Les Paul Standard stands as one of the most widely played and universally recognizable guitars ever. First marketed as the Les Paul model inthe Les Paul evolved throughout the '50s until the design was replaced by the SG in late Inthe standard finish for the Les Paul was changed from gold to cherry sunburst.

Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, an idea was borne for a limited run of Les Pauls dubbed the Spotlight Special. Consumer interest in the model was certainly never rampant, but the release of the Tony Bacon/Paul Day book, The Gibson Les Paul Book, raised eyebrows and the interest of a handful of collectors.

Those who set out to buy (or. 3. Paul Balmer's Les Paul Book (some info on the Epi & Gibson models) but a good manual for setup and care info as well. All specific to the LP 4. D Erlewine Guitar Player Repair Guide - not LP or even Gibson specific, covers what Dan calls the Big Three Fender, Martin & Gibson with setup care and maintenance information on electrics & accoustics.

The standard colors for most instruments was Sunburst, Natural, black, white, cherry red, (Les Paul) TV yellow, or (Les Paul) gold.

Some other special order custom colors were available. Prior toGibson used mostly spirit varnish. Note: The discontinued Gibson USA Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul has a standard 8 digit serial number.

Joe Perry Les Paul (2 models) - Joe Perry Signature Les Paul from (trans black finish) - numbered in sequence as "JPxxx" - Boneyard LP - Pilot Run models have an inked number and hand written "Pilot Run". The Les Paul Legacy Book 1 reveals a lot of details about the Les Paul guitar genesis with tons of pictures and geek details.

According to this book, the neck pickup on Mary Ford's Goldtop was a DeArmond Gretsch Dynasonic. Les Paul's Peculiar Personal Pickups. Les Paul's ideas on guitar design did not usually coincide with what Gibson felt would be commercially successful. One of Les' stranger preferences was for low-impedance pickups.

Back in the '60s, the majority of electric guitars and guitar-related equipment were high-impedance. The Les Paul guitar has been the instrument of choice for many of the world's top rock guitarists since its introduction in This book, which follows the authors' The Fender Book (Miller Freeman, ) as the second in a guitar profile series, documents the Pages: Much more than a biography of the two titans of the electric guitar industry, Leo Fender and Les Paul, this book is a fascinating history of American music between andthat includes several interesting profiles of musicians such as Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, the /5.

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Today's version is faithful to those collectible vintage axes, but with several modern improvements. Selling my Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Les Paul special edition in Dark Burst. They only made of these with special gold certificate books - in Heritage Cherry Burst and in Dark Burst.

Gibson ended up making more Les Pauls in that they labeled as 50th Anniversary, but tho Brand: Gibson. Clean. Gibson Custom Shop ’61 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue Aged Cherry + COA OHSC.

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This article originally appeared in VG February issue. The original Gibson Les Paul had a gold finish called a Goldtop. It had a trapeze tailpiece and two single-coil P pickups. It had a separate volume and tone control for each pickup. The first Gibson Les Paul’s solid mahogany body and a thin maple top.

Its in.-scale mahogany neck was set, or. The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life.

The Les Paul Standard 50's has a solid mahogany body with a maple top, a rounded 50's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid. The Paul is an electric guitar made by Gibson, manufactured from to the s. History and design. The Paul Standard had a single sharp cutaway Les Paul-style walnut body, set walnut neck, fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, walnut headstock with gold Gibson logo (), three-per-side tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, two exposed humbucker pickups, four Body: Walnut.

Gibson sells guitars under a variety of brand names and builds one of the world's best-known guitars, the Gibson Les Paul. Gibson was at the forefront of innovation in acoustic guitars, especially in the big band era of the s; the Gibson Super was widely d: ; years ago in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Gibson Les Paul 's Refinishing Shellac and oil-finish Restoration - Duration: Andy bass & gui views. Stratocaster Build Part 1 - Duration: Credit is given to the Gibson Les Paul Book by Tony Bacon and Paul Day, Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars by George Gruhn and Walter Carter, and the Vintage Guitar Price guide, as well as Gibson records.

Mike Slubowski is a Gibson enthusiast, collector, player, and author, with a .