The Gibson Les Paul is a rock and blues music icon. The Les Paul’s style and sound has been copied by countless guitar companies, but rarely do they ever come close to capturing the legendary feel and tone of Gibson’s most popular instrument. The Les Paul was designed in the early 1950′s by Ted McCarty in collaboration with the guitars namesake, popular guitarist Les Paul.
The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body guitar, typically with 2 humbuckers and a stop bar tailpiece. The Gibson Les Paul comes in many variations: The Les Paul Standard, The Les Paul Custom, The Les Paul Studio, The Les Paul Classic as well as many others including reissue models.
The Les Paul has been used by countless popular and even legendary musicians. Some of the most notable users of the Gibson Les Paul include: Paul McCartney, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Sammy Hagar, and the list goes on and on.