Easily one of the most popular electric guitars ever made. Really came into its own in 1957 with the invention of the dual-coil hum-cancelling pickup. However, since over 90% of Les Pauls made have this particular genre of pickup on them, many of them sound alike, except for the different effects or amps one uses. There are exceptions to the humbucker models so commonly seen. One variation was the Les Paul Classic, which was fitted with P-90 pickups, which were the predecessor to the humbucker pickups. The other variation of the Les Paul is the Les Paul Deluxe (my personal guitar). The Deluxe was fit with a smaller version of the dual-coil pickup found on many of the Les Pauls. Pete Townshend of The Who made the Les Paul famous by adding a third pickup to the guitar, and by numbering his guitars.
I can get a very powerful, unique and unique sound out of my Les Paul Deluxe by using a tube driver, a Hendrix-style fuzz box, and a Vox wah-wah pedal, which is all plugged into my Vox AC-30 amp with a Marshall Half-stack speaker setup.
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