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Les Paul Guitars

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  1. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    $4,799.00
  2. Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar
    $119.00
  3. Top Rated
    Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar
    $749.00
    Open Box:
    $479.36
  4. Best Seller
    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Trad Pro Electric Guitar
    $2,069.00
  5. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
    $4,599.00
    Was:  
    $5,949.00
    On Sale Now!
  6. Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar
    $989.00
  7. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
    $359.00
  8. Sale
    Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen Aged and Signed 1959 Les Paul Standard #9-0655 Electric Guitar
    $7,889.00
    Was:  
    $10,889.00
    On Sale Now!
  9. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar
    $729.00
    Open Box:
    $641.52
  10. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III Electric Guitar
    $749.00
    Open Box:
    $599.20
  11. Top Rated
    Epiphone Lee Malia Signature Les Paul Custom Artisan Electric Guitar
    $799.00
  12. Private Reserve
    Gibson 2016 ES-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
    Starting at $3,014.00
  13. Sale
    Gibson Custom 1959 Historic Select Les Paul Electric Guitar
    Starting at $5,639.00
    Was:  
    $7,739.00+
    On Sale Now!
  14. Top Rated
    Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Pro Electric Guitar
    Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Pro Electric Guitar
    $337.99
    Was:  
    $584.99
    On Sale Now!
  15. Choose Yours!
    Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2018 Electric Guitar
    $2,639.00
  16. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
    $359.00
  17. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom 1974 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
    $6,029.00
  18. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #33 - 1960 Les Paul #0-2176 Jeff Hanna
    $8,369.00
  19. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Slash 1958 Les Paul "First Standard" #8 3096 (Vintage Gloss) Electric Guitar
    $5,999.00
  20. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom 60s Standard Historic Les Paul Lightly Aged Electric Guitar
    $4,599.00
    Was:  
    $5,999.00
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  21. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Made to Measure Figured Les Paul Custom
    $5,699.00
    Open Box:
    $3,647.36
  22. 10% off with code
    Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Flame Maple Top Electric Guitar
    $2,499.99
  23. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    $5,999.00
  24. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom 2017 Limited Run Les Paul '57 Goldtop 60th Anniversary Darkback VOS Electric Guitar
    $4,799.00
  25. Sale
    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Gloss Electric Guitar
    $4,599.00
    Was:  
    $5,849.00
    On Sale Now!
  26. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom PRO - Solid Body Electric Guitar
    $3,999.00
  27. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar
    $179.99
  28. Sale
    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
    $3,248.00
    Was:  
    $4,498.00
    On Sale Now!
  29. Private Reserve
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar
    $4,319.00
  30. Sale
    Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar
    Starting at $3,119.00
    Was:  
    $4,319.00+
    On Sale Now!
  31. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Left Handed Electric Guitar
    $629.00
  32. Epiphone Les Paul ES Pro Hollowbody Electric Guitar
    $619.00
    Open Box From:
    $495.20
  33. Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO Left-Handed Electric Guitar
    $579.00
  34. Choose Yours!
    Gibson 2017 Les Paul Traditional HP Electric Guitar
    $2,429.00
  35. Gibson 2017 Les Paul Trad Pro Plus Electric Guitar
    $2,159.00
  36. Gibson ES-Les Paul Special Electric Guitar
    $1,699.00
    Open Box:
    $1,495.12
  37. Pre-Order
    Epiphone Limited Edition Matt Heafy "SnØfall" Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar Outfit
    $949.00
  38. Epiphone Limited Edition  Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 Electric Guitar
    $799.00
  39. Top Rated
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Left-Handed Electric Guitar
    $449.00
    Open Box:
    $395.12
  40. New
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT Electric Guitar
    $249.00
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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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