So, you've decided to follow in the footsteps of your musical heroes, and you're on your way to pick up a shiny new Gibson Les Paul to inject your musical ventures with some serious tone! However, you find yourself having to contend with multiple ranges, configurations, specs and colours to choose from... nothing's simple anymore, is it?
In today's video, we try to break down the differences between 4 of our favourite examples of traditional Les Paul design, and show you that the separating factors, albeit quite small ones, can actually quickly make a particular guitar 'the one' for you!
In other words, here are 4 USA Gibson Les Pauls, check out the clips and decide which one works best for you!
If you'd like to find out more information about any of these guitars, or any of the other Gibson products we stock, check out the links below.
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Thanks for watching, take care, and we'll see you in the next one!
Jump to the clips!
0:00 - Introduction
1:30 - Today's Rig
1:58 - Walkthrough of the USA ranges
2:32 - Similarities - what makes up a Les Paul?
3:22 - Tone Comparison
4:30 - Slash Signature Les Paul Overview
6:49 - Slash Sig Clean Tone
7:26 - Slash Sig Drive Tone
9:10 - 50s Standard Les Paul Overview
10:52 - 50s Standard Clean Tone
12:02 - 50s Standard Drive Tone
14:14 - 60s Standard Overview
17:00 - 60s Standard Clean Tone
18:15 - 60s Standard Drive Tone
20:28 - Les Paul Classic Overview
23:27 - Classic Clean Tone
24:56 - Classic Drive Tone
26:45 - Conclusion