The new Les Paul 2023

Published on 24th March 2023 by admin in Gear

As Gibson fans know, the Les Paul was introduced in 1952 with a solid metallic gold finish. Gibson still produce the most-excellent Goldtop in today’s Original Collection, but we’re looking at the Sunburst models, more or less based on what historically came in the 1958-60 period.

As you may or may not know, in 1960, Gibson actually stopped production of the Les Paul for 8 years. It was an expensive guitar to buy compared with Fenders, and didn’t have that surf-twang tone beloved by the world for that brief period. Sales fell and it got scrapped, as mad as that seems today.

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