#1
I wonder for most of my time playing guitar (6 months lol) does Les Paul the guitarist get royalties for every Gibson/ Epiphone Les Paul Guitar sold as it seems to me (using Gibson's MSRP price) a Gibson SG standard $2,517 USD. While a Les Paul Standard at MSRP price is $3,899. I know that the materials don't cost $1,200.

It's also the exact same thing for Epiphone too. The G-400 (or Epiphone SG standard) is $665 MSRP while the Epiphone Les Paul standard is $915 and i hear that its the same electronics for all standard range Epiphone's to?

Sorry if my Spelling sucks i was kinda rushing.
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#2
no. he left gibson a long time ago i believe. the guitar is just named after him.
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i don't know facts, but he went through a messy divorce, and tried to get his name of of some guitars (ie. SG), so his bitch wife wouldn't get anymore money
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Well, technically it IS the Les Paul Signature Model, so I suppose that would make sense. I've always wondered the same thing.
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He never really cared for the guitar as far as I know, he just let Gibson name their guitar after him and he was endorsed for a while, I believe. Look it up on wiki or Google.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

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He never really cared for the guitar as far as I know, he just let Gibson name their guitar after him and he was endorsed for a while, I believe. Look it up on wiki or Google.

i'm pretty sure he still even uses his own personal custom model, but it is very different from the 'typical' les paul guitar.
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i'm pretty sure he still even uses his own personal custom model, but it is very different from the 'typical' les paul guitar.


His custom is just a Semi-hollow Les Paul with P-90s, isn't it? o_o
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I think so. He does prefer semi-hollows anyway.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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His custom is just a Semi-hollow Les Paul with P-90s, isn't it? o_o

no, i don't think so. it looks like that.. uhmm... les paul "recording"??? guitar gibson made a while back with really weird angled pickups and loads of knobs and switches.
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I wonder for most of my time playing guitar (6 months lol) does Les Paul the guitarist get royalties for every Gibson/ Epiphone Les Paul Guitar sold as it seems to me (using Gibson's MSRP price) a Gibson SG standard $2,517 USD. While a Les Paul Standard at MSRP price is $3,899. I know that the materials don't cost $1,200.

It's also the exact same thing for Epiphone too. The G-400 (or Epiphone SG standard) is $665 MSRP while the Epiphone Les Paul standard is $915 and i hear that its the same electronics for all standard range Epiphone's to?

Sorry if my Spelling sucks i was kinda rushing.



From what i read, Les Paul originally designed the Les Paul guitar as we know it, and the first time he took it to gibson they didnt like it and turned it down, but then when Fender's Stratocaster got popular and Gibson realised that they needed a solid body electric guitar to compete against the Strat they called Les Paul back and endorsed the Guitar, it first came in Gold top and Ebony since Les Paul considered the colors classy and it would go well with a tuxedo.


Later on, Gibson designed and pushed out the guitar as we know it, the SG without Les Paul knowing so he asked to have his name take off it.

After a while, Les Paul had to go through a divorce, so he asked Gibson if he could stop working with them for until the divorce was over so profits and whatnot wouldnt be taken by his wife.


Thats all i know, he probably got a large share of money at the beginning and can get any guitar he wants from gibson nowadays.


Hope it wasnt too boring. =P
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From what i read, Les Paul originally designed the Les Paul guitar as we know it, and the first time he took it to gibson they didnt like it and turned it down, but then when Fender's Stratocaster got popular and Gibson realised that they needed a solid body electric guitar to compete against the Strat they called Les Paul back and endorsed the Guitar, it first came in Gold top and Ebony since Les Paul considered the colors classy and it would go well with a tuxedo.


Later on, Gibson designed and pushed out the guitar as we know it, the SG without Les Paul knowing so he asked to have his name take off it.

After a while, Les Paul had to go through a divorce, so he asked Gibson if he could stop working with them for until the divorce was over so profits and whatnot wouldnt be taken by his wife.


Thats all i know, he probably got a large share of money at the beginning and can get any guitar he wants from gibson nowadays.


Hope it wasnt too boring. =P


He did not design the les paul, he designed an electric plank, and it was the fender broadcaster...
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He did not design the les paul, he designed an electric plank, and it was the fender broadcaster...

He never did that... He had an Epiphone hollowbody and he stuck a 4x4" pine plank in (actually, it was a fence post IIRC) the middle. So, he really designed the 335.
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