Les Paul died this Thursday, August 13th, 2009. Sad yes, but what a life! Two generations of musicians and music aficionados owe an enormous debt to his talent, his work and his inventions which will no doubt continue to shape countless future generations as well. Aside from his solo hit recordings such as Lover(1948), Nola(1950), Josephine(1951), […]
The success of a company will drive its competitors to innovate in order to keep afloat in the market place. In 1951 rock n’ roll was just around the corner, and the extraordinary success of the Fender Telecaster was Gibson President Ted McCarty’s signal to come up with something new. He called in none other […]
At 93 years old, Les Paul himself still plays his personal Les Paul electric guitar onstage, weekly, in New York City. Paul prefers his 1972 Gibson “Recording” model guitar, with different electronics and a one-piece mahogany body. Of course as an inveterate tinkerer and bona fide inventor, he has modified this guitar heavily to his […]
If you want to know how your guitar works or if you are brave enough to get into the electronics and attempt some type of customization or change out a pickup, having a schematic is a must. Gibson 2 Pickup Schematic This is the standard circuit used by Gibson since the 1950s – it is […]
Here is a pretty good review/comparison between Epiphone and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars.
The Gibson Robot Guitar was released in December of ’07 and is to date the latest innovation for Les Paul Electric Guitars. It tunes itself! Just pull out the master volume knob, strum once and the machine heads adjust themselves to standard tuning, EADGBE. It also does alternative tunings, such as drop D. I’m not […]