Les Paul
The Gibson Les Paul was designed by Ted McCarthy in collaboration with popular guitarist Les Paul. Its single cutaway design is iconic and has been imitated by most guitar companies. It was first released in 1952 and the design has remained the same since.

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The Standard Les Paul had two Humbucker pickups that give high output and can produce deep bass sounds or clear bright sounds. The Humbucker pickups were introduced by Gibson in 1957 and revolutionized guitars by eliminating hum that single coil pickups produced through electromagnetic interference. Gibson has produced many variations of the Les Paul including signiture models for popular guitarists such as Slash from Guns and Roses
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