The Les Paul ’50s Tribute 2016 HP includes a new and exclusive fast-access heel to allow unparalleled access to the high notes; combined with our slim taper neck profile and new soloist neck width, the result is one of the fastest playing Les Paul ever made.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com