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“ the definitive book on the Les Paul ” - Performing Musician magazine
Twelve case studies examine in detail everything from a Kalamazoo-made vintage ’53 Goldtop to a Custom shop ’59 and a Standard’60, as well as the legendary ‘Greeny’ ‘burst, as played by Peter Green and Gary Moore. Three Chinese Epiphones show how these economy guitars can be upgraded for professional use.The legendary Les Paul himself provides a Foreword and also insightful interview on the ‘why and how’ of his guitar. There are many ‘Tech Tips’ from guitar technicians, luthiers and producers, including Mike Vernon on the ‘Bluesbreaker’ session with Eric Clapton and Neil Dorfsman on the legendary ‘Money for Nothing’ sessions with Kark Knopfler and his Les Paul.John and Andy Diggins take us through a neck repair and a lacquer touch-up, and the author examines the mystique behind the ‘out-of-phase’ ‘Greeny’ and Jimmy Page guitars.Chapters include:-
* Buying a Les Paul* Know your vintage ‘burst* Know the classic Standard* Setting up and tuning* Repairs, maintenance and adjustments* 12 Case studies* Key Les Paul players and their set-ups
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