Tag: Les Paul

Gibson reissues The Paul

The obscure walnut Les Paul is revived for its 40th anniversary.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard

The Les Paul officially became the SG in 1963, but guitars were still leaving Kalamazoo with the man’s name on their truss rod covers until the tail end of the year. Huw Price gets to grips with one of the last examples, along with that sideways Vibrola…

Gibson releases Ltd Etd Slash signature “Brazilian Dream” Les Paul

This collectors’ piece is priced at a cool 13 grand.

Gibson announces new Les Paul Player Plus Series

Your choice of BurstBucker Pros, mini-humbuckers or P-90s.

DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part Six

Having finally got our Goldtop project playing, we now have to strip it all down once again for lacquering.

All about Gibson’s 2019 solid-body electric guitars

Here’s what we know about the 17 new models.

Gibson unveils new Billie Joe Armstrong signature

The Green Day frontman gets his second signature Les Paul Junior.

Vintage Bench Test: 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom – Custom Fit

The black-lacquered, jazz club sophistication of the earliest LP Custom takes more of its styling cues from Steinway than Stromberg. Huw Price steps out with a grand ’56 model…

DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part Five

This month we’ll be getting our Goldtop conversion fully playable, but first a lot of routing, gluing, filing, drilling and measuring needs to be done. Huw Price struggles with his zip forstner…

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In 1953, Les Paul asked for a guitar that “looked like a tuxedo”, but by the late 60s the Custom had built its own legend. Huw Price checks out a strummer from ’69…
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