Any player who knows his history of the guitar is aware that the pioneer Les Paul was developed with the assistance of and endorsed by the celebrated pop jazz artist of the same name. Paul wanted a guitar that better served the needs of jazz guitarists, one that offers more and keep the feedback resistance to the hollow Archtops were the norm over time, and would also be more versatile musically. Of course, these qualities are also suitable electric players in just about every other genre, and Les Paul Goldtops in its previous incarnations with P-90 Pickups quickly ended up with a wide range of artists, the formation of the blue men John Lee Hooker and Freddie King A Rock’n’Roll Carl Perkins. Following the example of Paul, a lot of jazz musicians taken too. Adept in the production of thick, warm tones, from his neck pickup, in particular, despite being a design solidbodied, the Les Paul turned out to be a natural choice for a lot of big Jazzers. More surprising, perhaps, is the ease with which it adapted to the country styles.
In the fifties and the early days of the solid body electric guitar, guitar models are simple in design, price just over a wooden floor with minimal clothing. With the Les Paul Standard, Gibson moved to the aesthetic value of the guitar for the design of a thin and stylish work of art. The move might seem odd to fans of Gibson, generally regarded as traditionalists in the field, but in retrospect, was really an extension of radical designs Orville Gibson mandolin in the 19th century. The new member of the stable Gibson stated that it fully collapsed so that both had previous designs of Orville distinguished form the rest of the pack.
The Les Paul Standard has a body of mahogany top adorned with a carved maple. All Les Paul Gibson guitars have humbucker pickups, which vary depending on model. The Les Paul has changed little since its introduction. There has been little bridge humbucker and updated, but apart from these minor changes, this is still the guitar that defined a generation of music, from blues rock of the ’60s rock to the south of the next decade.
When the nineties rolled around, the sound of Les Paul’s signature was found in almost every musical genre that had, from rock and alternative metal.
Les Paul – The Story
The 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.
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