Following the release of The Early Years, which Vintage Guitar magazine called 'carefully crafted lavishly illustrated', this full-colour book continues the amazing journey of an American icon's recording career and the coveted instruments that bear his name.
Beginning with the collectable late '60s models, The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy moves on to the '70s and '80s special-themed instruments showing all popular artist model, like Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and Slash, in living colour. And the 'holy grail' '59 Sunburst and the jaw-dropping Custom Shop creations of the '90s receive their due as achievements that have never, to this day, been surpassed.
This book also covers Les Paul's resurgence - the comeback Grammy Award-winning album with Chet Atkins, the start of a reconnection with the Gibson family. His lifetime achievement awards keep piling up and an all-star party seems to emerge every time he hits another birthday milestone. Bringing this great innovator's story up to date and featuring previously unpublished material from photojournalist Robb Lawrence, The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy is a must-have for music fans.
About the Author
Robb Lawrence is a prominent guitar expert, player and photojournalist. He wrote the original byline for Guitar Player magazine's popular Rarebird column on vintage guitars. He began his association with Les Paul in 1972 and has been his West Coast concert tech for many memorable shows. Their association has included work on The Wizard of Waukesha, a 1978 film about Les Paul and the 2001 Grammy tribute film.
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Comments about The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy:
Les Paul, one of the greatest innovators of our time. He and Mary Ford were the vanguard of modern guitarists. Without Les an Mary the world of music may well be a very different place.
Robb Lawrence has done a magnificent job.
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 1st October 2009
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 21.6 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.43