Gibson Les Paul
History of the Gibson Les Paul
Around 1950 Fender introduced the predecessor of the Fender Telecaster: the Fender Esquire and the Fender Broadcaster. Dit lead to a huge increase in demand for solid body electric guitars. To compete with Fender, Gibson turned to renowned musician Les Paul to work together with Gibson's Ted McCarthy and John Huis to design a new solid body electric guitar. Their result was the 1952 revealed Gibson Les Paul. The first Les Paul guitars were equipped with P90 pickups, but in 1957 Gibson decided to replace these with two Humbucker pickups for the Les Paul Standard. Later models, however, were equipped with different configurations. For example, the first Les Paul Customs got a triple-stack Humbucker configuration.
Even to this day, the Les Paul remains Gibson's most famous and successful guitar.
The Gibson Les Paul assortment at TFOA
The Fellowship Of Acoustics offers a varied and ever changing assortment of both new, used and vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars. In our shop you will find a wide variety of Gibson Les Paul Standard models from the 50's and 60's, and Gibson Les Paul Classic guitars which offer a modern touch to the traditional model. The Les Paul Modern, Les Paul Studio and Les Paul Tribute even go one step further with more advanced features. And last but not least, Gibson also offers signature models from famous Les Paul players like Slash (Guns 'N Roses). If you're looking for a more affordable model, then you might want to consider a Les Paul from Epiphone. These are almost identical in appearance to a Les Paul made by Gibson. In short, The Fellowship Of Acoustics offers plenty of choice when it comes to a Les Paul model.
The perfect Gibson Les Paul for you
If you're in the market for a Gibson Les Paul, you're are always welcome to pay a visit at The Fellowship Of Acoustics in Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands. In our shop you can admire the different Les Paul models that Gibson offers and of course try them out to see which one is best suited for your playing style. Do you have a Gibson Les Paul for sale? You're also welcome to stop by our shop. We always keep an eye out for unique used and vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars.