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I have this ’91 Les Paul Classic that’s all burnt up. I’ve had it since it was new. And that’s pretty much my main Les Paul. I got this guitar for the GNR tour and it was just a brand new Les Paul Classic that was completely stock and tobacco sunburst. But I would never play it because it just looked too damn new. It was just too pretty, so I always just used my black Les Paul and my Tele. My tech, Elwood, would keep handing me the guitar and telling me that it sounds great and I should play it, but I never would. So one day, he comes up to me with it and it looked like it had been in a fire. He just did this artistic work on it, where he kept lighting it on fire and putting it out. He burnt the pickup rings, the knobs – everything. When I first looked at it, my reaction was, “You son of a bitch! You burned my guitar!” But then it was, “Wow! That looks really cool.” So I changed the pickup rings and the knobs, and just left the finish. But since then, it’s been my main Les Paul. I love that guitar and it’s stock – stock pickups, stock everything, except for the pickup rings and knobs.more
You can see this at 2:04 and throughout. Josh has said this was one of the first guitars he ever bought, a Gibson Les Paul Classic. He has switched the pickups at some point, some videos he has uncovered cream coloured humbuckers whereas others he has nickel covered humbuckers. This was his main guitar used in the All We Know Is Falling studio tracks and live shows, he used it for some parts of Riot but stopped using it live. He used a different Les Paul (Standard) later on in the studio for Careful from Brand New Eyes.more
"When I think of my guitar, I sorta think of this one... It's just been with me since 2004 when I bought it." - Zach Blair on his Gibson Les Paul Classic Zach's Les Paul Classic is also listed in [this rig rundown](http://www.guitargeek.com/zach-blair-rise-against-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-2009/) with Guitar Geek.more
Hugh Laurie can be seen in several episodes of "House, M.D." playing a Gibson Les Paul Classic in Tobacco Burst with a Bigsby. The above link shows some screen captures of the guitar. One episode where you can see it pretty well is called "Adverse Events," but the scene has been removed from Youtube due to copyright issues. You can also see him playing it in 3.06 Que Será Será and that can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIRGrdyoS6gmore
Ryan Mendez uses a Gibson Les Paul Classic, as stated in [this article](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Yellowcard-Guitarists-Hit-the.aspx), which says, "Yellowcard lead guitarist Ryan Mendez is headed out on the road this fall, and he’s taking along a new friend that feels pretty familiar. **'I just got a black Les Paul Classic Custom with beige binding, and it’s actually being set up right now,'** he explains. 'I retired my ’72 Custom last year. It’s such a beautiful guitar, and I don’t want to get it banged up.'”more
In this Instagram photo, Melanie Martinez is holding her Gibson Les Paul in Seafoam Green finish. She says, "me & my new seafoam green les paul Staying up all night playing this baby in my hotel room... No one came to my door complaining yet.. I'm so obsessed!!" She also mentions it in [this Tweet](https://twitter.com/melanielbbh/status/610620782025306112).more