Gibson Les Paul

solid body electric guitar

The Gibson Les Paul is an electric guitar that has been made by Gibson since 1952. It is one of the most popular electric guitars of all time.

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Gibson Les Paul Standard Gibson Custom Shop reissue 1959. Removed pick guard.
ManufacturerGibson
Period1952–1960
1961–1963 (in SG form)
1968–present
Body typeSolid, Semi - hollow, Chambered
Neck jointSet neck
Scale24.75 in (629 mm)
BodyMahogany (often with a maple top)
Swamp ash (rare)
NeckUsually mahogany
Maple
FretboardUsually Rosewood
Ebony
Maple
Richlite
BridgeUsually Tune-O-Matic
Pickup(s)Usually 2 humbuckers
2 P-90s
3 humbuckers
Various, often sunburst-type finishes
Goldtop
Ebony
Natural
Alpine White
Wine Red