1975 Gibson Les Paul catalogue
Brochure featuring Gibson's mid-70s Les Paul guitars and basses
Guitars and Parts for Sale
The 1975 Gibson Les Paul catalogue, 8 pages, full colour, measuring 11" x 7.5". The 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 Les Paul guitars and basses. Click on the thumbnails or the model names below for a closer look at each catalogue page.
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.