Gibson Les Paul Guitar

Contributed by Marc Holliday

Gibson Les Paul Guitar

This guitar was firstly a concept and dream by the late Jazz guitarist Les Paul. He saw 'modern' guitars to be too bland. His developments with Gibson to find this iconic shape and sound started with existing models, with whom he made shapes and forms into something more elegant. The original Gibson's were his bench mark, and by making the body solid, he enabled the sound to be resonated through the wood to become recognisable. Many famous guitarists rely on the guitar, such as Slash and Jimmy Page.?But what makes this guitar so iconic, is that it is made for both people who can afford quality and people who want to own the name at a lower price.?This is what makes it great, because of its diversity to reach a larger audience than most guitars. The constancy of the design through the ages illustrates the validity of the original concept.?

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