“I’m looking for...”
“I’m not really a fan of...”
“I wish I could find...”
For us guitar players, those statements can often accompany the words, ‘THAT Les Paul sound’! It’s the phrase we use to regulate an instrument’s capability to replicate some of the best, most timeless & classic recorded guitar tones in history, and transport us back in time to the golden era of (most typically) Burst-derived tone. However, it means something slightly different to everyone who uses it, so in today’s video, Jack attempt to explain what the phrase means to him, at least.
We’ve pulled together three of the very best electric guitars ever to grace our store, which all happen to be taking a stab at the essence of those much-heralded, PAF loaded tone machines. Each with their own slight twist, you might find that your own interpretation of “that Les Paul sound” may be challenged by the stunning tonal virtues of any one of these mega singlecuts!
We’re pitting the mighty Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul against two of its boutique counterparts - the Patrick James Eggle Macon & the Nik Huber Orca 59 - not as a comparison, but rather as a reflection of just what’s possible when a masterful, contemporary guitar designer tweaks the formula and pushes the boundaries a little. Maybe it’s the sound you’ve been searching for all along... then again, maybe the original is still the King... the choice is yours, but at least the choice is legitimate!
Let us know which of these three is your favourite in the comments below, and check out the links below to find out more information at our website.