- Released: March 4, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Hal Leonard
Description by OLDIES.com:
Author Robb Lawrence takes you on a journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist and recording innovator Les Paul with a full color, beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the legacy of his early years. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, and the electronics. The stories of the experimental "Log", the various Goldtops, Seth Lover's humbucking pickups, and the heralded '50s "Sunburst" Standard are told by the insiders and players.
The Early Years Of The Les Paul Legacy: 1915-1963 (along with its companion,The Modern Era Of The Les Paul Legacy) emerged out of Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings) and personal photography. In addition, you'll also read Les Paul in his own words, as well as exclusive interviews with legendary guitarists like Jeff Beck and Michael Bloomfield. Through these insights and recollections, you'll see how this popular man and his admirers have created the Les Paul Legacy.
(Book). Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 (Fall 2008) emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; the first experimtela "Log" and "Clunker" guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and over 80 pages dedicated to the heralded '50s "Sunburst" Standard. Exclusive interviews with Les Paul, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck. A beautiful and insightful book on a legendary inventor, musician and his partnership with Gibson to make the world's most-cherished electric guitar.