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The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy: 1915-1963

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Journey through the career of a modern musical giant, guitar innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design. This handsome book emerged out of years of extensive research, interviews, and a collection of Robb Lawrence's vintage archives (including original Les Paul / Mary Ford music and recordings) and photography. Each model in its turn is lovingly described, detailing its physical beauty, its workmanship, and its special musical qualities. All the guitars are pictured in full color, conveying the living, breathing feel of them. Les Paul: The Gibson Solid Body Story is one book you'll keep coming back to: it is a truly historic treasure trove. Prominent guitar expert, virtuoso guitar player, and photojournalist Robb Lawrence began his association with Les Paul in 1975. He has been a concert tech for Paul at many memorable shows, and their association has included work on The Wizard of Waukesha, a 1978 film about Les Paul, and a 2001 Grammys tribute film. As head of the guitar rental department at Studio Instrument Rentals, he serviced the top professional guitarists in Los Angeles. Over the past two decades Lawrence has operated RL Custom Guitars,

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Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design This book emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; stories of the various Goldtops, Humbucking pickups, the Custom Fretless Wonder and the heralded '50s Sunburst Standard; Les Paul in his own words, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck talking about their Les Paul Sunbursts; and full-color illustrations throughout. Through these insights and recollections, you'll see how this popular man and his admirers have created the Les Paul Legacy.

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Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings) and gorgeous original photography. Learn about the "Clunker," the experimental "Log" - the first true prototype of the Gibson solidbody - and the 1951 arched maple top, sharp cutaway models. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics. The stories of the various Goldtops, Seth Lover's Humbucking pickups, the Custom "Fretless Wonder" and the heralded '50s "Sunburst" Standard are told by the insiders and players. Lawrence lovingly describes each model, detailing its physical beauty, workmanship, construction and special musical qualities. You'll read Les Paul in his own words, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck talking about their Les Paul Sunbursts. You'll listen in on the thoughts of veteran Gibson President Ted McCarty, company historian Julius Bellson and electronic designer Walt Fuller. Through these insights and recollections, you'll see how this popular man and his admirers have created the Les Paul Legacy.

Synopsis:

Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 (Fall 2008) emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; the first experimtela Log and Clunker guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and over 80 pages dedicated to the heralded '50s Sunburst Standard. Exclusive interviews with Les Paul, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck. A beautiful and insightful book on a legendary inventor, musician and his partnership with Gibson to make the world's most-cherished electric guitar.

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ISBN:
9780634048616
Author:
Lawrence, Robb
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Guitar
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Songbooks - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Electric guitar -- History.
Subject:
Gibson, Inc - History
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
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Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
10.99x8.51x.89 in. 2.71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design This book emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; stories of the various Goldtops, Humbucking pickups, the Custom Fretless Wonder and the heralded '50s Sunburst Standard; Les Paul in his own words, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck talking about their Les Paul Sunbursts; and full-color illustrations throughout. Through these insights and recollections, you'll see how this popular man and his admirers have created the Les Paul Legacy.
"Synopsis" by , Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings) and gorgeous original photography. Learn about the "Clunker," the experimental "Log" - the first true prototype of the Gibson solidbody - and the 1951 arched maple top, sharp cutaway models. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics. The stories of the various Goldtops, Seth Lover's Humbucking pickups, the Custom "Fretless Wonder" and the heralded '50s "Sunburst" Standard are told by the insiders and players. Lawrence lovingly describes each model, detailing its physical beauty, workmanship, construction and special musical qualities. You'll read Les Paul in his own words, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck talking about their Les Paul Sunbursts. You'll listen in on the thoughts of veteran Gibson President Ted McCarty, company historian Julius Bellson and electronic designer Walt Fuller. Through these insights and recollections, you'll see how this popular man and his admirers have created the Les Paul Legacy.
"Synopsis" by , Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 (Fall 2008) emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; the first experimtela Log and Clunker guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and over 80 pages dedicated to the heralded '50s Sunburst Standard. Exclusive interviews with Les Paul, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck. A beautiful and insightful book on a legendary inventor, musician and his partnership with Gibson to make the world's most-cherished electric guitar.
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