This enthralling guitar book details the complete decade-by-decade story of one of the world's most important and influential electric guitars. The Gibson Les Paul turns 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 and colorful photographs feature a range of luscious Les Paul models and highlights some of the 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.
Tony Bacon is author of The Fender Book which has sold in excess of 60,000 copies. His other titles include The Ultimate Guitar Book, Classic Guitars Of The Sixties, and The History of the American Guitar. Former deputy editor of Making Music, Bacon co-founded Balafon Books and served as an advisor to the BBC/Tribute TV documentary "Guitar Legends".