I've owned this masterpiece for 16 years now, and each time I pick it up, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. It's always new, exciting, comforting.
Les Paul himself once said that, in designing this instrument, he knew he had to make it sound extraordinary, "but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist ... whatever."
Click the arrow below to hear "Sweet Spot," a short piece I recorded a few years ago featuring some tasty lines on my Les Paul.
For an example of how a true master of the Les Paul plays, click the arrow below to hear Mike Bloomfield on "Blues For Nothing."