Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gibson Les Paul

Gibson Les Paul's History:

The Gibson Les Paul is considered to the the Holy Grail of rock. This guitar was developed during the early 1950's by Ted McCarty (1910-2001) and Les Paul (1915-2009). During the year 1950 the Gibson Guitar Cooperation president Ted McCarty hired Les Paul (which was a jazz musician at that time) to be his advisor on the Gibson vs Fender rivarly (which exists until today and will forever exist). Les Paul was encharged to design a inovating guitar which was able to compete with the Fender Telecaster (later there will be a review on the Fender Telecaster) which made people go wild for that guitar. Yes, it was a challenging thing to do but with Les Paul's incredible imagination they created the Gibson Les Paul which became rapidly more popular than the Fender Telecaster. After making the first Gibson Les Paul the Gibson Guitar Cooperation decided to make the Les Paul guitar a top class guitar (which would later be used for famous artists) so the Les Paul was the "perfect" guitar at that time. Now-a-days people still argue about which guitar is better the Gibson Les Paul or the Fender Stratocaster.

Gibson Les Paul Models:

Famous Musicians That Use the Gibson Les Paul:
  • Slash (Guns n' Roses / Velvet Revolver)
  • Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
  • Eric Clapton
  • The Edge (U2)
  • Ace Frehley (Kiss)
  • Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  • Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
And many others...

Pictures taken from www.gibson.com


Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

Nice post. I like the pictures and the list of musicians who use this instrument.

Malu Clari said...

beautiful guitars (: HIHI