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Old 08-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hendrix, Clapton, Chet Atkins, Stevie Ray,
The White Album......
All the children of Les Paul.
Glad he stopped by and played for us.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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For the unenlightened Les Paul was the inventor of the electric guitar. He died at the age of 94... I used to live for awhile in his hometown, Waukesha, WI. They have the Les Paul Parkway to honor him. Steve Miller is his godson, Steve's dad and Les Paul played in a band together...
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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For the unenlightened Les Paul was the inventor of the electric guitar. He died at the age of 94... I used to live for awhile in his hometown, Waukesha, WI. They have the Les Paul Parkway to honor him. Steve Miller is his godson, Steve's dad and Les Paul played in a band together...
Rickenbacker invented the electric
hollow body.
Les Paul wanted more punch,
took a 4X4 and invented the solid body.
....And multi-track recording, and lots more.

(He called that first guitar "The Log.")
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Hendrix, Clapton, Chet Atkins, Stevie Ray,
The White Album......
All the children of Les Paul.
Glad he stopped by and played for us.
So when was it that he stopped by & played for you?

Since you know a bit about guitar players who would you say was the best of the best?

My vote would go for Jimmy Hendrix. I still have some of his LP's stashed somewhere.

There are some modern day players that are pretty darn good too, but no one was his equal back the 60's.
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Rickenbacker invented the electric
hollow body.
Les Paul wanted more punch,
took a 4X4 and invented the solid body.
....And multi-track recording, and lots more.

(He called that first guitar "The Log.")
I stand corrected- Evidently I was in need of enligtenment on the issue as well.
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So when was it that he stopped by & played for you?

Since you know a bit about guitar players who would you say was the best of the best?

My vote would go for Jimmy Hendrix. I still have some of his LP's stashed somewhere.

There are some modern day players that are pretty darn good too, but no one was his equal back the 60's.
Actually, he's playing now.
and Mary's singing....
Sure, Hendrix, Clapton, and Carlos are
too close to call for me.
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basswood hasnt posted as hes in the shop building jigs to build a bigger better les paul custom

scary though, i love the sound of les paul but didnt know clapton and hendrix played one, thought they were strat players.. but the gretsch now theres a guitar, chet atkins, ronny hawkins, brian setzer
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basswood hasnt posted as hes in the shop building jigs to build a bigger better les paul custom

scary though, i love the sound of les paul but didnt know clapton and hendrix played one, thought they were strat players.. but the gretsch now theres a guitar, chet atkins, ronny hawkins, brian setzer
But the Strat is a solid body,
and the technique, and the
technology.....
that's what they owed to him.

Saw pieces on the news tonite
with Jeff Beck and Jimmy page
paying their thanks.
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from memory 56 was when it went big was it not?
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So when was it that he stopped by & played for you?

Since you know a bit about guitar players who would you say was the best of the best?

My vote would go for Jimmy Hendrix. I still have some of his LP's stashed somewhere.

There are some modern day players that are pretty darn good too, but no one was his equal back the 60's.

Stevie Ray was mostly a Strat man, but he would get my vote

My cousin has I believe a 71 custom Les Paul that her mother bought new for her when she was 5. What a guitar
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Stevie Ray was mostly a Strat man, but he would get my vote

My cousin has I believe a 71 custom Les Paul that her mother bought new for her when she was 5. What a guitar
Why would someone give a 5 year old child a new Les Paul ?

I bought a new gold top in 73 when I started working just out of school.

$680.00 for guitar & hard shell case.

Had to sell it in the early 80's for $400.00. The babies were hungry!
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Stevie Ray was mostly a Strat man, but he would get my vote

My cousin has I believe a 71 custom Les Paul that her mother bought new for her when she was 5. What a guitar
Why would someone give a 5 year old child a new Les Paul ?

I bought a new gold top in 73 when I started working just out of school.

$680.00 for guitar & hard shell case.

Had to sell it in the early 80's for $400.00. The babies were hungry!

Also had a 68 Fender Bassman amp. WOW, what a tone!
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Why would someone give a 5 year old child a new Les Paul ?

I bought a new gold top in 73 when I started working just out of school.

$680.00 for guitar & hard shell case.

Had to sell it in the early 80's for $400.00. The babies were hungry!

Also had a 68 Fender Bassman amp. WOW, what a tone!
Her mother bought it for her on her 5th birthday. Her mother herself has some pretty mad guitar skills..... My cousin now has in her arsonal besides the Les Paul .....An older Fender Acoustic, an older Gibson acoustic....2 Strats, 1 Tele, a bass that she made herself (Fender neck and electronics) a mandolin and 2, 3 pedal steel guitars....SHe has no life, but she does have a lot of stringed instruments...Oh and her stack of Peaveys looks like a sales display

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