The Gibson Les Paul

The Gibson Les Paul by Dave Hunter

The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780760357569
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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The Gibson Les Paul is a massive, illustrated history of this iconic guitar, from its pre-history to its evolution in the 60-plus years since its 1952 introduction.

The result of a collaboration between Gibson's Ted McCarty and jazz guitarist Les Paul in response to the success of Fender's Telecaster, the Les Paul has gone on to become a prized instrument played by most of the greatest guitarists in rock history.

You’ll truly feel the music come to life with our profiles on musicians known for using Les Pauls through the years; including Hubert Sumlin, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Peter Green, Paul Kossoff, Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Peter Frampton, Keith Richards, Bill F Gibbons, Bob Marley, Mick Ronson, Steve Jones, Johnny Thunders, Angus Young, and more.

Illustrated throughout with studio photography of the guitars, candid and performance photography of the artists, and relevant memorabilia, this book is prefect for music lovers and guitar enthusiasts.

Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's Star Guitars, The Fender Stratocaster, The Gibson Les Paul, and 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play. A regular contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780760357569
Illustrations: 250 color & b-w photos
Size: 9.25 in x 10.87 in / 234.95 mm x 276.1 mm
Edition: New Edition with new cover & price, New format