The 1975 Gibson Les Paul catalogue cover showed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones playing a Les Paul Custom. This was the second time Gibson had produced a specific Les Paul catalogue (see the 1970 LP catalogue. It contained the following guitars and basses. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for more about each instrument
Les Paul Signature guitar
Les Paul Signature bass
Les Paul Recording guitar
Les Paul Triumph bass
Les Paul Deluxe
Les Paul Custom
It's hard to believe that some of today's most progressive, hard rock sounds are created on a guitar that was originally designed in 1952, before rock was even known as "rock and roll." The Les Paul Standard was introduced in 1952. followed by the Les Paul Custom in 1954. Today, these guitars are still unequalled for their superb sustaining power, brilliance and clear, penetrating tone. In fact, the Custom's low, fast action earned it the nickname, "The Fretless Wonder." And. of course, the more recent Les Paul Deluxe is already one of the most popular guitars in history.
The 1975 Gibson catalogue consisted of several brochures, each concentrating on a specific area.
|1975 Gibson bass catalogue
||1975 Gibson Electric Acoustics catalogue
|1975 Gibson Les Paul catalogue
||1975 Gibson electric solid bodies catalogue
|1975 Gibson thinline catalogue