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

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This is the first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul, in production since 1952. This 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, electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside fixes; basic "performance" enhancements; and more. With tips and techniques specific to each of the numerous Les Paul models, this book is the...

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Overview

This is the first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul, in production since 1952. This 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, electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stageside 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.

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 different as Jimmy Page, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Mudy Waters, and Frank Zappa.

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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.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760334706
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Awesome book that tells you everything to know

    I own a Gibson LP and an Epiphone LP. This book tells you everything you need to know about intonation, fret-filing, wiring, switches, nut maintenance, you name it. It also covers other Gibsons and Epiphone LPs.A friend of mine bought it to wok on his Gibson SG and I was stunned at the level of good detail. An outstanding book for an owner who isn't too gun-shy about doing some hands-on work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    One great read and a wealth of info.

    I recommend this to anyone who is into guitars.

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