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Backbeat Books Sunburst - How The Gibson Les Paul Standard Became A Legendary Guitar

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Is the sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard really the greatest electric guitar ever made? This books aims to answer that question, even if so many players and collectors have already sounded a loud "Yes!" Famously played by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, this fabulous instrument, known simply as the Burst, has become a legend. Through a series of interviews with players, collectors, guitar-makers, dealers, and more, Sunburst unravels a myth and puts into sharp focus how 1,400 or so guitars produced at the end of the '50s became the most desirable electrics of all time.

This guitar - a solidbody electric with mahogany body, twin humbuckers, and a two-color sunburst maple top - was first made from 1958 to 1960. The book examines those originals, the various reissues over the years, and the latest efforts by Gibson to re-create the hallowed guitars made more than 50 years ago in its original factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Sunburst is the latest book in Tony Bacon's bestselling guitar series, with a thoroughly researched story partnered by a gallery of full-color pictures of great guitars, rare memorabilia, and famous Burst players - from Keith Richards to Joe Bonamassa and Jeff Beck to Billy Gibbons. Its reference section reveals production details and dating clues for this most enigmatic and revered instrument.


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  • How the Gibson Les Paul Standard Became a Legendary Guitar
  • Series: Book
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
  • Format: Softcover
  • Author: Tony Bacon
  • Inventory #HL 00333746
  • ISBN: 9781617134661
  • UPC: 884088657000
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Length: 11.0"
  • 144 pages
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      Comments about Backbeat Books Sunburst - How The Gibson Les Paul Standard Became A Legendary Guitar:

      I saw that there were no reviews, so, now I'm a book reviewer. This is a special aim at the classic series of '58-'59-and '60 Gibson bursts that are considered the best guitars ever built. The writing is new and the author brings in interviews of the greats and describes the process of the guitar's value growing in the years following Eric Clapton's view of the then vintage Les Paul versus the modern SG in 1965. His preference for the older Gibsons set off the whole vintage guitar craze. The book(soft cover) is a good read and is a must for any guitarist's reference library. The book has many color pictures, and the interviews are very interesting, especially with Billy Gibbons.

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