Les Leg­end

The Les Paul has gone way be­yond be­ing just a guitar.

Classic Rock - - The Dirt -

If you’re go­ing to cel­e­brate a guitar, then

the Gib­son Les Paul is go­ing to be top of most peo­ple’s lists

for the hon­our. In­vented/de­vel­oped by the gui­tarist and

in­ven­tor whose model name it bears, and launched by Gib­son

in 1952, it went on to be restyled in many dif­fer­ent

vari­a­tions (Stan­dard, Cus­tom, Ju­nior, Stu­dio, Spe­cial) and was/is

used by the ma­jor­ity of the great­est rock gui­tarists ever

to strike a power chord. When it was first teamed with a

Mar­shall amp in the late 60s, notably by Eric Clap­ton, the sound

– which most peo­ple first heard on John May­all’s 1966

al­bum Blues­break­ers With Eric Clap­ton (aka The Beano) al­bum –

al­most overnight be­came the Holy Grail for rock gui­tarists.

Clap­ton, Paul Kos­soff (pic­tured), Slash, Joe

Bona­massa, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Duane All­man, Randy Rhoads,

Gary Moore and Billy Gib­bons are just a few of the le­gion

of guitar leg­ends whose main guitar was or is the now truly

iconic Les Paul.

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