Les Paul, a true legend of popular music, had one of the most successful and diverse careers in the history of entertainment. During his 80 years on stage, screen and in the studio, Paul was a solo performer, jazz bandleader, virtuoso guitarist, radio personality, TV star, engineer, producer and inventor.
But Les is probably best known for the solid body guitar that bears his name.
Les Paul and Gibson Guitars first collaborated 60 years ago, and the guitars that followed have represented the most successful partnership between artist and manufacturer in the history of the electric guitar.
In honor of the occasion, Gibson USA is celebrating a year-long tribute—2013 The Year of Les Paul—with a run of special Les Paul and SG ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and Future Tribute models, while rolling out great new specs and features for its full range of Les Paul and SG guitars.
Check out the 2013 The Year of Les Paul site to discover more about Les’s fascinating story.
And, in keeping with Les Paul’s legacy of innovation, Gibson’s exclusive new Min-ETune™ tuning system is available on many 2013 guitars straight from the factory, as Gibson roars into the 21st century.