Late Night host Jimmy Fallon is now the proud owner of a brand new Les Paul Standard. Fallon accepted the guitar from Fred Yager, Vice President of Media Creation during a visit to Nashville this week for a surprise event honoring him for his new duties as host of The Tonight Show.
Yager explained to Fallon that his new Les Paul was equipped with a special auto-tuning mechanism called Min-ETune™. Fallon had a ready quip: “Wow, this is both music and geek, combined!”
Jimmy also received a visit from a surprise guest, Brad Paisley who took an immediate liking to Jimmy’s new Gibson.
Fallon will assume hosting duties on The Tonight Show on February 17. “I’m taking over from my man Jay Leno,” he told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday (Oct. 16). “It’s an honor, it’s a privilege, I’m very, very lucky. I hope to make everyone proud.”