It’s 60 years since Gibson released the sunburst Les Paul Standard, creating what would become the holy grail for electric guitar enthusiasts, rock stars and vintage collectors alike.
In celebration, the team behind The Guitar Magazine have compiled The Les Paul Bible: 132 pages of breathtaking photography and expert insights that chart the development of Gibson’s greatest electric guitar from Les Paul’s early prototype designs through to the Gibson production models that changed the course of popular music history, stripped-down ‘student’ guitars and the iconic single-cutaway’s late-1960s return.
We also go inside Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop to see how the company goes about remaking history in its Collector’s Choice and True Historic ranges and compare modern reissues to vintage originals.
Whether you are a Burst believer or think that all that glitters is a classic Goldtop, there’s something in The Les Paul Bible for you.
Enjoy the history of the legendary Gibson Les Paul !