(Book). 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 , 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 qLogq and qClunkerq guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and pages dedicated to the heralded '50s qSunburstq 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.Meanwhile, the enterprising George had started a lucrative car repair shop just as the age of automobileswas catching on in America and Europe. Georgea#39;s business savvy was another trait that the young Les picked up on, and which wouldanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy|
|Publisher||:||Hal Leonard - 2008-03-01|