The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy: 1915-1963

The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy: 1915-1963

by Robb Lawrence

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(Book). Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 , emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; the first experimtela "Log" and "Clunker" guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and pages dedicated to the heralded '50s "Sunburst" Standard. Exclusive interviews with Les Paul, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck. A beautiful and insightful book on a legendary inventor, musician and his partnership with Gibson to make the world's most-cherished electric guitar.

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ISBN-13: 9781476851921
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Prominent guitar expert, player and photojournalist Robb Lawrence wrote the original Guitar Player magazine's popular “Rarebird” column on vintage guitars. He began his association with Les Paul in 1972. Their association has included work on The Wizard of Waukesha, a 1978 film about Les Paul, and the 2001 Grammys tribute film.

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Early Years of The Les Paul Legacy 1915-1963 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Let's see, how long has it been, 2 years? how many release dates, 5, 6 , who knows. Will it really show up may 28th ? We'll just have to wait and see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robb was one of the first person to write about the magnificient Gibson Les Paul 'Sunburst' back in the early 70's...(RARE BIRD) Robb knows Les Paul and the Les Paul Models like no one else. This book is a must as BOTB is. Thanks so much Robb for sharing this to the world! Gaston G.