So one of our members (freebyrd 69) brings his 2002 Gibson Les Paul R8 to a Slash concert, hoping to get his guitar signed by Slash himself. While waiting outside with his girlfriend, he sees a big bus pull in and next thing you know Slash steps out. So he takes out the guitar out of the case and holds it up. Slash looks over his shoulder, smiles and says “Oh man, I can’t walk away from that.” Continue Reading
The Master’s Apprentice
Tom Doyle is one of those rare characters in the ever-long musical instrument production play that not only shadowed the Shakespeare of electric guitar, but also quickly became Les Paul’s right-hand man. Much like the Roger Mayer and Jimi Hendrix partnership that yielded some of the most iconic tones ever through science and art, the alchemical adventure of Tom Doyle and Les Paul was one of vision, heart, hands and the transmutation of wood, wire and metals into tonal gold. Continue Reading →
The King of Blues, BB King, has passed away on May 14 at 9:40 PM EST. Read what others are saying here.
‘Minty’ is a fine example of a lightly played and well-cared for 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard that has faded a bit to iced tea. Discuss this guitar and watch video here.
There are a few vintage Bursts out there that looks like it just came out of the Gibson factory and shows no sign of fading or checking. This is one of them; a 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard. For pics and story on this guitar, click here.
Do modern Gibson Les Paul Historics fade like in the 1950’s? Find out what some Historic owners have to say here.
When a broken headstock is repaired, the Les Paul sounds better. True story? Kirk Hammett says so. Watch video here.
Here is a 2003 Gibson Les Paul R0 Stinger in gorgeous Brockburst finish. See others like it here.
Classy 1954, 1957 and 1956 Les Paul Goldtops. If you dig vintage Goldtops, then you gotta check out our GT thread here.
Do you like the new “True” Historic 1958 Les Paul in Vintage Dark Burst? See what other members are saying here.