Lean, pure, and ready for action—this is the essential Les Paul that boosts the sweet roar of the single Classic ’61 humbucker with an array of our signature HP series features, with no unnecessary clutter to get in the way of your riffing.
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