Les Paul

Vintage Bench Test: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘Duggie Lock Burst’

There are times when an instrument is so wonderful and iconic that staying appropriately impartial and dispassionate can be a challenge. With that in mind, this gorgeous 1960 Les Paul Standard is going to be a test for more than just the guitar. Huw Price feels fit to burst…

All About… Les Paul

Lester Polsfuss was much more than the iconic guitar that came to bear his name. Les Paul was also a musical pioneer and a recording trailblazer. We examine the life of a true innovator…

Gibson releases Vivian Campbell Signature Les Paul Custom

Featuring the Def Leppard guitarist's very own autograph, this axe looks 100% rock-ready.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Four)

Our Greco conversion project continues with work to be done on the neck and body. Huw Price discovers that luthiery sometimes sucks…

Guitar Classics: The Les Paul Bible is on sale now!

It’s 60 years since Gibson released the sunburst Les Paul Standard, creating what would become the holy grail for electric guitar enthusiasts, rock stars and vintage collectors alike.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Three)

After a few months on the back burner, Huw Price cracks on with his Greco conversion project, and with a little help from his friends, he takes some big steps towards his dream mid-50s Goldtop replica…

Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Two)

When you’re converting an old Greco guitar into a retro LP-style Goldtop, what better reference point to have than the real thing? We sit down with an original ’54 and get our ruler out…

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part One)

Do you wish your guitar had that classic Goldtop look? Huw Price shows you how to turn your tired old single-cut into a ’54-style golden wonder with soapbar P-90s and a wrapover bridge…

Gibson Custom Made 2 Measure 1956 Les Paul Heavy Aged Review

Will Chris Vinnicombe be helpless to resist this Old Black-inspired electric with the heart of a Goldtop and the damage already done?
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