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Les Paul Guitars

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  1. Top Rated
    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
    $499.00
    Open Box From:
    $319.36
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar
    $399.00
    Was:  
    $499.00
    Open Box:
    $351.12
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  3. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack
    $199.00
    Was:  
    $209.00
  4. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Standard HP 2018 Electric Guitar
    $3,629.00
  5. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar
    $1,649.00
    Open Box From:
    $1,319.20
  6. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Classic 2018 Electric Guitar
    $2,199.00
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    Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar
    $119.00
    Was:  
    $149.00
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar
    Starting at $449.00
    Was:  
    $529.00
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  9. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar
    $2,879.00
  10. Best Seller
    Epiphone Les Paul SL Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul SL Electric Guitar
    $99.00
  11. $519.90 Price Drop
    Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom
    $4,679.00
  12. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
    $599.00
    Open Box:
    $479.20
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    Gibson Custom Slash 1958 Les Paul "First Standard" #8 3096 (Vintage Gloss) Electric Guitar
    $5,999.00
  14. Top Rated
    Epiphone Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack
    $309.00
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
    $499.00
    Was:  
    $649.99
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    Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar
    $749.00
    1 Restock:
    $784.99
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    $479.36
  17. Top Rated
    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar
    $629.00
  18. Sale
    Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Limited Edition Electric Guitar
    Starting at $179.00
    Was:  
    $199.00+
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  19. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Studio Gold Series Electric Guitar
    $1,439.00
  20. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2018 Electric Guitar
    $2,639.00
    Open Box:
    $2,322.32
  21. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Standard 2018 Electric Guitar
    $3,189.00
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom 3A Quilt Top with Gold Hardware Electric Guitar
    $5,799.00
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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO Hollowbody Electric Guitar
    Starting at $529.00
    Was:  
    $629.00
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    $503.20
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  24. $649.90 Price Drop
    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Gloss Electric Guitar
    Starting at $4,599.00
    Was:  
    $5,849.00
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  25. Top Rated
    Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar
    $749.00
    Open Box:
    $659.12
  26. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
    $419.00
  27. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar
    $1,099.00
  28. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar
    $2,269.00
    Open Box:
    $1,815.20
  29. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Les Paul Faded T 2017 - Solid Body Electric Guitar
    $809.00
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    Gibson Custom Slash Anaconda Burst Plain Top Les Paul (Unsigned) Electric Guitar
    $4,999.00
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special-I Electric Guitar
    $119.00
    Was:  
    $149.00+
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar
    $479.00
    Was:  
    $604.99
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  33. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar
    $599.00
    Open Box From:
    $479.20
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    Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar
    $279.00
    Open Box From:
    $223.20
  35. 48 Months Financing
    Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Koa Electric Guitar
    $3,999.00
  36. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Electric Guitar
    $749.00
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    $479.36
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    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
    Starting at $4,319.00
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    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
    Starting at $4,599.00
    Was:  
    $5,849.00
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    Gibson Custom True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Aged Electric Guitar
    $9,989.00
  40. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar
    $149.00
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While Gibson's iconic Les Paul may be one of the most readily recognized and popular solidbody electric guitars ever created, the incredible variety of models that bear the Les Paul name is less well known, as is the man behind the model. Les Paul was born Lester Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1915, and began learning the harmonica at age 8. By the time he was 13, he was earning money as a country singer and guitar player. He was also a born tinkerer, and experimented with electronics and amplification to try to get more sound out of his guitar. By the mid-1930's he was cutting records and performing on the radio. He successfully branched out into jazz, first with his own trio, and then with his wife, Mary Ford, with whom by the early '50's he had numerous chart-topping records, and a national program on the then-brand-new medium of television. And he also pioneered multi-track recording! In the '40's, however, he had grown dissatisfied with the sound of amplified archtop hollowbody jazz guitars common at the time, and began experimenting with solid electric guitar design, creating one of the very first out of a 4x4, to which he affixed side wings from an Epiphone archtop, and dubbed it "The Log." He presented this prototype to Gibson, but they declined to manufacture a solidbody electric, until Leo Fender's Telecaster began to gain popularity in the early '50's.

The first Gibson Les Paul guitar was introduced in 1952, and set the template for the model, which was meant to continue the Gibson tradition of finely crafted instruments, with luxurious appointments, to contrast with Fender's assembly-line approach to guitar building. The Les Paul featured a body of solid mahogany and a carved maple cap, for deep, rich tone with plenty of sustain, and a "set," or glued-in neck, in contrast to Fender's bolt-on one-piece necks. The guitar also featured dual single-coil P-90's pickups, a trapeze tailpiece, and a striking gold finish. By 1957, the Les Paul featured Gibson's revolutionary humbucking pickups, which delivered a deeper, warmer tone without the annoying hum from electrical interference common to single-coils, as well as a stunning sunburst finish. These Les Paul Standards from the 1957-60 model years have since become some of the most valuable vintage guitars in history. The Les Paul name was dropped in the early '60's, as Gibson switched focus to the easier-to-produce SG model, but demand picked up by the late '60's as rock and blues players like Eric Clapton and Mike Bloomfield favored the late 50's models for their incredible tone and sustain. The Les Paul model was reintroduced in 1968, and has been a best-seller ever since. Today there are dozens of variants, both from Gibson and their Epiphone subsidiary, including models loaded with three humbuckers, ones with dual P-90 single coils, Bigsby vibrato bridges, 12-string and baritone versions, self-tuning Robot models, double-cutaway versions, stripped-down Studios, Custom models with fancier binding and other details, and entry-level Jr. and Melody Maker models, as well as numerous signature axes from such luminaries as Slash and Zakk Wylde. In short, there's bound to be a Les Paul loaded with anything you could want on your own piece of guitar history. Get yours and make some!
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