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Gibson Les Paul Guitar

The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. The Les Paul was designed by Ted McCarty in collaboration with popular guitarist Les Paul, whom Gibson enlisted to endorse the new model.

Gibson Les Paul was not the first solid body electric guitar to hit the market. 60 years before the Les Paul, company founder Orville Gibson designed the arch top guitar. In 1936, Gibson issued the ES 150, the first standard electric guitar. When he arrived at the Les Paul design, the company poured in the last decades of the skills and crafts and the result was a guitar that was a work of art itself. 

In 1952, Gibson introduced the precursor of the Les Paul Standard, Goldtop with the famous P-90 pickups. The Les Paul had a higher arc placed in an intricate style solid mahogany body. It included a punch in the neck with adjustable truss rod and a head tone. Also integrated into the worthy were the accoutrements that helped distinguish the leader in electric guitars others as a fret board bound and raised pick guard. 

Despite the Les Paul took off from the moment they appeared on the market, the design was still in its infancy. Two events were to come that would change the shape of the Les Paul on a wooden board with rope to a classic.

In 1957, Gibson was still treated as guitar manufacturers to produce a totally free of noise performance of the Les Paul. Around this time, the designer took Seth Lover humbucker scene with his patented. By placing two coils side by side, Lover discovered he could reduce the noise of buzzing and other electrical disturbances that the individual coils were so inclined a. The result was a deeper richer sound, noise-free, keeping the whole tone, warm, and support that has come to define the Les Paul

Once sound problems had been smoothed, Gibson proceeded to make another change to the Les Paul. This time the change was purely cosmetic. The carved maple top were covered with a lush, semi-transparent Cherry Sunburst finish to enhance the beauty of maple base. The results were spectacular and the “Burst”, as it became known as it was not just the smartest, but also the most advanced electric guitar on stage. 

Slash's Les Paul
Ironically, sales of the Les Paul were falling even while going through periods of incredible transformation. In 1963, the Standard Les Paul was redesigned super flat is now known as the SG. The standard was very popular with a number of pop and jazz guitarists of the same name as the Les Paul guitar itself but only in the lat 60s that the guitar finally found its rightful place – in the hands of some of the greatest rock performers of all time. At the end of the 60 and 70 years, guitar legends like Jimmy Page, Peter Green and Mick Taylor were supporting the Les Paul as his signature rock. 

Despite the Les Paul took a while to catch on, its popularity, and that has never really diminished. The Les Paul is at its best when accompanied by visionary artists, and although that does not happen too often, the magic that occurs when these two meet is worth the wait. [source : Les Paul]

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