Published on June 13th, 2015 | by admin
Les Paul Guitars
Although not a music video, we at the like.zone love guitars so this counts. Other than the Fender Stratocaster the Les Paul has to be one of the most iconic instruments out there.Jazz players were amongst the first to adopt the Les Paul, attracted by its sound and versatility, sleek curves and a solid body that ensured feedback resistance and more sustain than traditional archtop hollowbodies.
Keith Richards was probably the first high profile rock musician to play a Les Paul, but it was Eric Clapton’s use of a 1960 Burst on the Bluesbreakers’ legendary 1966 ‘Beano’ album that changed the fortunes of the then-discontinued instrument.
Les Paul lovers over the decades include Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons and Slash. Despite numerous variations on the theme, it’s a fitting testament to the original design that today’s Gibson Les Paul Standard remains little changed from its inception.
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