Early seventies advertisement for the Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar
Gibson's new Les Paul Recording turns on more guitar sounds than there are guitars! It's the first computer-like guitar ever. And its control panel even looks like a recording studio console. You can tune in the tone of any electric guitar. Solid Bodies. Electric Acoustics. Thin Electric Acoustics. Even a few that haven't been invented yet. Put the two low-impedance pickups out of phase for hard raw Stones tones. Then color that sound for a grit and funk B. B. King quality. Switch to "In Phase" for soft-spoken Johnny Smith sounds. Or tune to a smooth and subtle Wes Montgomery style. And when you just want to be yourself, turn on your own special guitar... with your own special sound. Achieve effects that until now could only come from a recording studio. The Les Paul Recording's console has a full array of fine tuning features. A Tone Switch. Pickup Selector. Decade Control. Separate Bass and Treble Controls. Even a Hi-Lo Impedance Switch. The new Les Paul says it all. More than we can begin to say. That's why we created a special demonstration record... to play what we can't say. Write for a free copy. Next time you're shopping for that one special guitar... change your mind. The Les Paul Recording Guitar is all the guitars you'll ever want.
Early seventies British advert for the Les Paul Recording guitar, by Selmer, UK Gibson distributors at the time.
A Gibson Les Paul electric guitar is unique. And when you've played it nothin...