My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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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...
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Did my first night as a volunteer musician on call in the ICU, oncology and transplant wards at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. You have to play from the MOC approved song list, no songs about death, heaven, hell, drugs, sex, religion or politics (unless they ask). But it doesn't matter, the people are just so grateful.