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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by ricksconnected, Jun 11, 2019.
Totally love Les Pauls. Could be content with just one.
Love Les Paul for his inventions. He started as a teen in the 1930's on KMOX Radio here in St. Louis as "Roadhouse Red" playing acoustic & singing.
Ted McCarty turned down Les multiple times until Leo Fender started selling Telecasters, then McCarty said "get that guy with the log back in here".
And the rest is history.
To me nothing sounds like a Les Paul guitar.
LP was as much an inspiration to my tinker-dom as EVH.....
Funny thing ,my memory tells me when I was around 9 or 10 , I thought of that guitar Jimmy Page played as a kinda square lookin guitar .......why's he playin that thing?
My brother had that 6ft poster of Jimi w/ a white strat , blue kimono and a tele neck..THATs what I thought an electric guitar should look like ...that or McCartney's Hofner or Albert Knig's Korina
Once I started playin for good, around age 14 , I really started to notice those "square" guitars were everywhere . WTF were they ? Ahhh, a LES PAUL ....my dad listens to him ....calls that "real guitar playin"
And he's a tinker too !!!
I started to turn on . Ended up with a couple MIJ copies in high school
My friend had a '78 3p/u Custom senior year , couldn't keep me hands off it..
Got my 1st legit Les Paul for my 21st birthday with my tax return
'71 Deluxe $400
I got about 11 of those square guitars now ......
Has to said that there's only Les Paul and Leo Fender. It hurts me to exclude Jim Marshall from this very short list but in fairness to Leo he'd done the hard work before Jim got involved.