"After that, I was in a band with a lead-guitar player named John Ricio, who took me under his wing and guided me toward the Tele, and eventually, a Les Paul Deluxe we found in the paper. The guy was willing to trade for the Telecaster, which by then I had almost destroyed. The Deluxe’s mini-humbuckers made the transition from a Fender to a Gibson guitar a little easier. **Do you still have that guitar?** No, I sold that, too… it followed me to Japan and California, and I traded it to Second Hand Guitars in partial payment for a ’54 refinished hardtail Strat."more
From a 2011 article "Vince Gill’s Touring Gear," a photo of his Gibson Les Paul Deluxe is shown, with the caption: > "Mid-2000s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with a chambered body. Gill usually keeps this guitar tuned down a half step." Original article [here](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/GALLERY_Vince_Gills_Touring_Gear).more
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
*How did you find that instrument in the first place?* *I was very lucky. I got a real **Les Paul deluxe** when I was 15, and then with the money I had saved from the two real jobs I had as a youngster, I bought a little SG Junior. I was noticing that if you play an interesting chord with a distorted sound, the harmonics of the distortion would make the chord disappear. So I thought what I’d do is get a semi-acoustic so I’d still have the electric sound, put a little contact pickup on it and I’ll mix an acoustic sound with it. I came across an old Gibson catalog, saw one of those types of guitar, and went, ‘Look at that! What a beautiful looking guitar!’ I found one in London for 40 pounds, plugged in and the sound was just there.*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
> He’s played hundreds of makes and models, but Davies was first best known for playing a Gibson Flying V. In early ‘60s “pop” circles, the V was a rare spot and his embracing of Gibson’s radical design was hugely influential, even if he only bought the V because another guitar (originally destined for The Beatles’ George Harrison) he’d just acquired got stolen in transit to the U.S.A. Davies has also played many Les Pauls (Standards, Deluxes, P-90 Goldtops, Artisans) and L-5 and L-6 models too.more
Quoted from [this interview](https://www.musicradar.com/news/thrice-when-we-were-17-we-wanted-to-fit-as-many-notes-as-possible-in-were-minimalists-nowadays): > I've had that guitar forever, actually. I got it and I threw P-90s in it right away, to see if i'd like it. It was cool, but for whatever reason, I didn't really end up using it that much. I dug it out, and I started thinking about putting mini-humbuckers back in; I liked the idea of something that's a little more articulate than a standard humbucker.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.
My reliable 70s les paul its all stock but has a Dimarzio super distortion p90 in the bridge which fits in the mini bucker hole without a ring awesome sounding guitar
That's my Cherry red upgraded LP Deluxe Limited edition(2004).Floyd Rose original by Schaller, Lindy Fralin P90 neck pickup, Seymour Dunkan JB bridge, Push-Pull tone knob to split humbucker, Kluson locking tuners.
This song is recorded through a camcorder's mic.Sorry for pour quality! The guitar is an original Gibson Les Paul Deluxe upgraded with Floyd Rose original by Schaller tremolo.The pick-ups are also changed-Deymour Duncan JB bridge and Lindy Fralin P-90 on neck position.Amp used-Mesa Boogie mark…