My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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MLP has always been sensitive to vintage Les Paul restoration threads, with equal cries of heresy/praise but I thought some would be interested in the full process.
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Issue 430 featuring Bernie Marsden's The Beast is a great issue celebrating 60 years of Les Pauls and the collector edition comes with a poster of The Beast.
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In the 'Return of the Les Paul' advertising literature and the Gibson Gazette magazine released in mid-1968, the headstock of the soon to be released Les Paul Standard looks pretty familiar.
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Gibson Brands announced the appointment of James "JC" Curleigh as president and chief executive officer. Curleigh joins Gibson from Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as president of the Levi's brand, and was a member of its worldwide leadership team.
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It finally got revealed that the ‘burst Slash has recently bought is in fact the Robert Johnson ‘burst (9 0592).
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Happy Halloween MLP'ers! 1959 True Historic Les Paul, Murphy Aged Darkburst [2015] @gravedanger wins for suggesting the name originally.
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Are there any more of them? A few I know are the Blackburst, the sweet cherry 1958 Burst, a cherry 1960 Custom, a 1956 Lp wit ha black finish, a 1956 LP which a brown finish...
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This is the beloved Burst that Alex Conti used at the height of his career with Lake, Atlantis, and Rudolf Rock & die Schocker. It made numerous appearances on records and videos. Oh, and it sounds like a really phat pissed off Telecaster!
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Some have the LP buying fever and some the building fever. I have both! Here is my new project: building a LP from a DIY kit bought for about $200! The basic kit is $199 but I asked for custom options...
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2018 Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom and 1968 Les Paul Goldtop. Custom limited to 300 total. Goldtop limited to 68 total. I found this bit in the promo material interesting...