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Title:
50 years of the Gibson Les Paul : half a century of the greatest electric guitars
Author:
Bacon, Tony, 1954-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Backbeat [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780879307110
Format :
Book

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Central Library ML1015.G9 B194 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

(Book). This exciting book documents the complete decade-by-decade story of one of the world's most important and influential electric guitars. The Gibson Les Paul turned 50 years old in 2002, and since its invention, its sweet, urgent sound has been used by a host of major rock players from Eric Clapton in Cream to Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, from Joe Walsh in The Eagles to Slash of Guns N'Roses. Unique color photographs feature a multitude of luscious Les Paul models and highlight great players in action with their Les Paul guitars. Meticulous listings for the collector document every model produced from 1952 to the present day. 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul is a beautiful, detailed examination of six decades of great guitars and the fine musicians inspired to play them.


Table of Contents

Les Before the Paulp. 6
The Fiftiesp. 10
The Sixtiesp. 42
The Seventiesp. 62
The Eightiesp. 78
The Ninetiesp. 94
The Noughtiesp. 114
Reference Sectionp. 126
Indexp. 156
Acknowledgementsp. 160

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