Brain wasn’t satisfied with the Stratocaster/Vox AC30 combo, so he started using the Les Paul instead for the 1974-1975 tour. This ended up being disappointment also, and Brian went back to playing his Red Special – and ordered John Birch replica as a backup. “I used to think the Stratocaster would be the thing when I got one. Always thought when I got enough money to get one of those, that will be it. Then, when I got enough, I didn’t like it. The same with the Les Paul. I thought the Les Paul would be it.”more
Probably unlike many professional musicians you appear loyal to one or two guitars. Your Gold Les Paul Deluxe has been around for a number of videos and probably hundreds of gigs now have been tempted to try a new instrument? NF : I use lots of guitars at home but on stage I have become very reliant on the Gold Top. Taken from : http://www.flixelpix.com/blog/archive-neil-finn-interview/more
"Worst: Rickenbacker 610 I had custom ordered had that terrible R tailpiece & squealed at realistic volumes. Looked cool, though. Best: when I discovered my first G&L SC-1 & bought it used for around $200. A vintage 1960s Jet Firebird I bought at a pawnshop for $235 was a rather good deal, as was a wonderful 1970s Cherry Sunburst Les Paul Deluxe (that I wish I still had) that I got for $375." - excerpt from QRD interview.more
On Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr43.html) it says, about Lee Ranaldo's Les Paul Deluxe: "Used by Lee: 1991-1999 1991 -- D#D#C#C#G#G# (I Love Her All The Time) 1993 -- GGCGCD (Bull in the Heather, Starfield Road, In The Mind of The Bourgeois Reader, Self-Obsessed & Sexxee) 1994 -- GGCGCD (Bull in the Heather, Starfield Road, Self-Obsessed & Sexxee) 1995 -- GGCGCD (Bull in the Heather, Starfield Road, Self-Obsessed & Sexxee, Washing Machine, No Queen Blues, Unwind) 1996 -- GGCGCD (Bull in the Heather, Starfield Road, Self-Obsessed & Sexxee, Washing Machine, No Queen Blues, Unwind) 1999 -- GGCGCD (Bull in the Heather, Starfield Road) NOTES: Lee began using this mid-70s Gibson Les Paul Custom extensively on the early '91 tour w/ Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Its neck broke 3 or 4 times during the tour and had to be repaired by Neil's tech. This guitar was used in a new tuning on a large portion of "Experimental Jet Set..." and it remained in that tuning until its theft in July 1999. Gauges: .056 .056 .028 .024 .020 .020 (GGCGCD) Red sparkle finish 2 single coils, 1 humbucker Rosewood fretboard 1 toggle switch 4 knobs 2 coil taps Serial # -- 512510 Listed as "L.P." on '95 set lists. Listed as "LES PAUL" on '99 set lists."more
Lenny Kravitz traded the first guitar he bought, a Fender Jazzmaster, for a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, according to [this Guitar Center interview](http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/lkravitz/): "GC: Have you shopped or do you shop at Guitar Center at all? What do you think about it? Lenny: I bought my first guitar at Guitar Center! A Fender Jazz Master. Then I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe. I've been shopping at Guitar Center before it was even a big chain. It was the one place."more
In this photo, Mike Ness can be seen with a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. The caption of this photo, found in [this article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Social_Distortion_Punk_At_The_Wheel), reads, "Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness with his favorite guitar—a 1976 Les Paul Deluxe—at an August 10, 2010, gig at Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, Iowa."more
This Les Paul Gold top is the best Guitar I have ever owned. It's Is absolutely amazing. I caught an amazing deal on it for $600 dollars from a pawn shop that thought it was the studio version. If you can get your hands on one please for your own good. DO IT.
Excellent and fairly light for a Les Paul. A couple of minor finish flaws that don't really bother me and she's already starting to check (I do a lot of outdoor hot and sweaty summer gigs). The stock Gibson minis are outstanding and articulate. Good note separation even with higher gain settings. Slim taper neck feels great for fast playing with no significant fatigue.