#1
i see these guitars everythwere.... why do so many different companies make them? and who makes the original? and is les paul a guy or something?
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i see these guitars everythwere.... why do so many different companies make them? and who makes the original? and is les paul a guy or something?

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#4
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Les Paul is indeed a guy. Gibson makes the originals, Epiphone is a company by Gibson that also makes Les Pauls. All the others are copies.

Didn't Epiphone make the original then they were bought by Gibson?
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Didn't Epiphone make the original then they were bought by Gibson?



No, Epiphone started out actually making Semi-Hollow, and Acoustic Guitars until they were bought out by Gibson. Right after Gibson gave them the rights to make Les PAuls and such.

I'm pretty sure this is right. right?
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Didn't Epiphone make the original then they were bought by Gibson?

Not that I'm aware of.

If I'm not mistaken Gibson worked directly with Les Paul to create the guitar after finding out that Les built the first ever solidbody guitar.

Here's his Wiki for more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Paul
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No, Epiphone started out actually making Semi-Hollow, and Acoustic Guitars until they were bought out by Gibson. Right after Gibson gave them the rights to make Les PAuls and such.

I'm pretty sure this is right. right?


yes it's right
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you ARE joking... right?

He's serial....

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#10
history bit les paul had no hand in the making of the guitar except for one part when they showed him the finished version when it was done, they then changed it in following years, and when they made the sg he wanted his name taken off of it because the sg was the orginal les paul double cutaway.
anyways i there are so many les pauls because there a about 2 or 3 hundred different color schemes for it and guitar store usually like portraying th instrument because its been a major keypiece in hard rock and classic rock in every decade
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you ARE joking... right?



i sincerely hope so. Otherwise...we are all doomed...

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#12
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#14
Les Paul is the son of Ron Paul.
He nails fishing line into two by fours and sells them as quality guitars using propaganda and shiny pictures.
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#15


That's Les Paul. He's a cool guy. Still plays at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York weekly, if you want to go see him.
Do YOU know who Les Paul is?

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#16
Les Paul was a pretty famous guitarist in about the late 50's-60's, and Gibson wanted to name the guitar after him, but he wasn't too crazy about the guitar in the first place. The only thing he contributed was the reconstructed tailpiece. When Gibson bought out Epiphone, Epiphone was their biggest competitor, but their best product was an upright bass. The original plan was to keep selling the basses, but they later decided to produce cheaper versions of their own guitars, at a lower quality, but for cheaper manufacturing costs. Epiphone currently makes les pauls, but they aren't the originals. If you see any other brands making les pauls that aren't gibsons or epiphones or other gibson owned companies, they are bad quality guitars, and a future lawsuit. I'm sorry, I took music history
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Les Paul was a pretty famous guitarist in about the late 50's-60's, and Gibson wanted to name the guitar after him, but he wasn't too crazy about the guitar in the first place. The only thing he contributed was the reconstructed tailpiece. When Gibson bought out Epiphone, Epiphone was their biggest competitor, but their best product was an upright bass. The original plan was to keep selling the basses, but they later decided to produce cheaper versions of their own guitars, at a lower quality, but for cheaper manufacturing costs. Epiphone currently makes les pauls, but they aren't the originals. If you see any other brands making les pauls that aren't gibsons or epiphones or other gibson owned companies, they are bad quality guitars, and a future lawsuit. I'm sorry, I took music history


Yes to the lawsuits, not necessarily yes to the bad quality. Remember those Lawsuit guitars from the 70s and 80s, were so good they got sued over them?
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I think Im gonna sig the TS

haha. i cant not believe that you sigged that. lmfao...
#22
I was once convinced that ESP was owned by Gibson because almost all of their guitars are shaped like gibson guitars, then it turned out they were some other brand with no original shapes and copied other guitar shapes, made them more pointy and the edges sharper, and thus sold it to the metal community.

I find it funny when people tell me that an ESP EC1000 looks nothing like a Les Paul and an ESP Viper doesn't look like a lopsided SG
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#24
*head explodes*

Les Paul is the guy the guitar is named after, and his most important contribution to this world was multitrack recording.

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#25
If I'm not mistaken Gibson worked directly with Les Paul to create the guitar after finding out that Les built the first ever solidbody guitar.

telecasters were the 1st solidbodies fool
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#26
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telecasters were the 1st solidbodies fool


The first mass-produced solidbodies, yes. Les made himself a solidbody guitar in the 1940s, called The Log. Gibson supposedly used it as a basis for the Les Paul.
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#27
Yes, Les Paul made the first Les Paul, took it to Gibson, they laughed in his face and said "this will never sell".

Fender developed the Esquire and Broadcaster, Gibson shat in their pants and called Les up "Hey, man... You know that electrumuthingy you made? We want it. Also we want to suck your log."
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i see these guitars everythwere.... why do so many different companies make them? and who makes the original? and is les paul a guy or something?



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