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Gibson Les Paul Manual : How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Legendary Les Paul Electric Guitar - Paul Balmer

Gibson Les Paul Manual

How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Legendary Les Paul Electric Guitar


Published: 19th September 2013
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Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has become the world's second most popular electric guitar, favoured by legendary guitarists such as Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page and Slash. Today, while original models change hands for thousands of pounds, almost identical 'Epiphone' and Gibson models are mass-produced for sale worldwide. Any Gibson Les Paul remains a classic instrument and will last a lifetime with the help of this practical 'how to' manual, fully updated to include case studies of the most recent Les Paul models.

About the Author

Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 50 years. His background includes broadcasting (TV and radio), video/DVD production and authorship of many books. Besides Haynes's highly praised series of guitar manuals, and the Drum-Kit Manual, he has written the acclaimed official biography of Stephane Grappelli, the jazz violinist, and is a contributor to the Penguin Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Buying a Gibson Les Paul, used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right Les Paul for the job. Pre-gig checks, tuning, stageside repairs. Routine maintenance and servicing. Set-ups and careful 'customising'. 17 case studies of specific instruments, including an original 1953 Gold Top, Peter Green's 'Greeny' '59 Sunburst, 2006 Standard '60s neck, Epiphone '56 Goldtop, Epiphone Special, Heritage 12-string Re-issue, Jimmy Page No.2 Re-issue, 'Robot' Tronical and HD 6X Pro. Dimensions and weights, buying spare parts, model identification. 'Under the hood' with key players: how the pros set up their Gibsons and related hardware, including Les Paul, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Jimmy Page and Joe Bonamassa.

ISBN: 9780857333162
ISBN-10: 085733316X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 19th September 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised