The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated Story of the Guitar That Changed Rock

The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated Story of the Guitar That Changed Rock

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by Dave Hunter
     
 

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The Gibson Les Paul is possibly the electric guitar most associated with rock 'n' roll. 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. This

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The Gibson Les Paul is possibly the electric guitar most associated with rock 'n' roll. 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. This massive illustrated history of the guitar examines its prehistory and origins as well as its evolution in the 60-plus years since its 1952 introduction. In addition to the Standards and Customs that guitarists admire so much, author Dave Hunter also gives ample coverage to variations like Les Paul Juniors, Melody Makers, and SGs. To bring the music to life, there are profiles of players well 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.

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The Gibson Les Paul is a visually appealing book, and a great educational tool for the novice - yet its still subsantive enough for the guitarist interested in tone woods, schematics, and pickups." - Vintage Guitar"

â?'this is a terrific book on the Les Paul. Hunter has done his homework and lays out a detailed and well-researched story." - Curled With A Good Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760345818
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
06/15/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
253,174
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated Story of the Guitar That Changed Rock 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a great les paul resource