The Gibson Les Paul Handbook - New Edition: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Gibson and Epiphone

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The first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul is now updated with the latest models and guitar-tech advice.

Along with the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul is without doubt the most iconic electric guitar ever made, beloved and sought after by guitarists everywhere. It’s the signature sound for musicians as distinguished and diverse as Jimmy Page, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, ...

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Overview

The first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul is now updated with the latest models and guitar-tech advice.

Along with the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul is without doubt the most iconic electric guitar ever made, beloved and sought after by guitarists everywhere. It’s the signature sound for musicians as distinguished and diverse as Jimmy Page, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Muddy Waters, and Frank Zappa.

Veteran guitarist Paul Balmer’s failsafe guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying a Les Paul; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, and electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; basic “performance” enhancements; and more. With tips and techniques specific to each of the numerous Les Paul models, this book is the guitarist’s ticket to electrifying success.

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Editorial Reviews

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Canadian Musician
“…the ultimate owner's manual for these iconic instruments.”

Vintage Guitar Magazine
“…a great reference for budding rockers, as it covers the Epiphone models as well as the older Gibson brothers and is packed with tips and tricks to make any Les-Paul-style guitar play better…Especially useful are the photos that show nearly every current variation of Les Paul with various parts removed and describing the placement of wiring and screws…It makes for a great reference shelf item for those times when your Les Paul needs a little extra.”

From the Publisher
Canadian Musician
“…the ultimate owner's manual for these iconic instruments.”

Vintage Guitar Magazine
“…a great reference for budding rockers, as it covers the Epiphone models as well as the older Gibson brothers and is packed with tips and tricks to make any Les-Paul-style guitar play better…Especially useful are the photos that show nearly every current variation of Les Paul with various parts removed and describing the placement of wiring and screws…It makes for a great reference shelf item for those times when your Les Paul needs a little extra.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760344552
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 10/3/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 296,673
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook. He is a veteran guitarist, musician, and documentary film producer and the author of a biography book and film on Stephane Grappelli. Balmer lives in the UK.

Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook and The Gibson Les Paul Handbook. A veteran guitarist, musician, and documentary film producer, he is the author of a biography and a film on Stephane Grappelli, among other projects. Balmer lives in the UK.

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