Vintage Fender Strats, Custom Shop & Boutique S-types, Guitar Parts, Auctions & Sales!


Happy Birthday, Les Paul!!! June 9, 1915

June 9, 2014
"Here’s the story of how Leo really helped me: When I developed my first solid-body guitar in 1941, I took it to Gibson and they dismissed it. They called it that 'broomstick with the pickups on it.' From 1941 to 1951, I couldn’t convince Gibson to do a damn thing about putting out a Les Paul guitar. Finally, Leo decided to come out with the Fender solid-body line, and immediately Gibson said, 'Find the character with the broomstick with the pickups on it!' "  

Les Paul, Nov. 1986 Guitar World interview.

Any Questions?

If you didn’t read this at Stratoblogster.com Guitar Blog, it’s been bootlegged! ©2006 - 2014 JP Holesworth. All rights reserved. This article may not be reprinted, distributed or duplicated without author’s written permission.
Pin It Now!