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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic T Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional HP Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional HP Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue VOS Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO Hollowbody Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO Hollowbody Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Limited Run Carved Top Double Cut Les Paul Gibson 2016 Limited Run Carved Top Double Cut Les Paul
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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar

    With it's traditional Les Paul construction featuring a mahogany body with maple top and glued-in mahogany...

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    Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Les Paul Classic Rock Electric Guitar Gibson Les Paul Classic Rock Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #33 - 1960 Les Paul #0-2176 Jeff Hanna Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #33 - 1960 Les Paul #0-2176 Jeff Hanna
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    Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Limited Edition Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus Limited Edition Electric Guitar
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    That trademark Les Paul shape in an economical package, including to open-coil Alnico V Humbucker pickups for...

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    Gibson 2016 Les Paul '60s Tribute T Electric Guitar Gibson 2016 Les Paul '60s Tribute T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack Epiphone Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack
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    Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar
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    An affordable, genuine Les Paul. The mahogany body with maple top delivers classic solid, heavy tone, while...

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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar
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    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic HP Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom 3A Quilt Top with Gold Hardware Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom 3A Quilt Top with Gold Hardware Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
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    Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue Electric Guitar PG 129 Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Figured Top Reissue Electric Guitar PG 129
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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar
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    Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar
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    Gibson ES-Les Paul Standard Plaintop Spliced Electric Guitar Gibson ES-Les Paul Standard Plaintop Spliced Electric Guitar
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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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