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50 Years of the Gibson les Paul: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars
     

50 Years of the Gibson les Paul: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars

by Tony Bacon
 

(Book). 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 in 2002, and 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

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(Book). 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 in 2002, and 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. Unique color photographs feature a multitude of luscious Les Paul models and highlight great players in action with their Les Paul guitars. Meticulous listings for the collector document every model produced from 1952 to the present day. 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul is a beautiful, detailed examination of six decades of great guitars and the fine musicians inspired to play them.

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This volume celebrates the golden anniversary of the solidbody guitar endorsed in 1952 by guitarist Les Paul. It explores the various models developed in each decade, revealing individual specifications and the unique qualities that led Paul to say, "You can do anything with this instrument." Illustrated with 200-plus photographs of instruments and famous players as well as Gibson catalogs, ads, and other memorabilia, it also highlights the Signature Les Paul models made for legendary performers and provides historical context to the guitar's evolution. Also included is a reference section of specifications, dating methods, and a model chronology from 1952-2002. The author of many books on the guitar, Bacon served as an advisor to a BBC documentary titled . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879307110
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
851,593
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.52(d)

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