1971 saw the launch of two new Gibson low impedance instruments: the Les Paul Recording guitar, and the Les Paul Triumph bass - both based on two 1969 models the Les Paul Personal and Professional, and the Les Paul Bass.
This was a first for Gibson, in that the brochure also came with a flexi-disc, demonstrating the wide range of sounds produced by the two instruments - concentrating mostly on the six-string recording guitar.
Yet, these sounds are so futuristic, no one has come up with adjectives to describe them
...the actual sounds of the future recorded for the musician who is tired of sounding like today. Spin this record right now and savour tomorrow
The disk was narrated by Les Paul himself, and guitars were played by Gibson employee / Jazz musician, Bruce Bolen. It was first printed in 1971, and then again in 1973 - the reprint being slightly larger than the original at 7 1/2" x 10 3/4".
Side one featured the Les Paul Recording guitar, whilst side two featured a track named Tomorrow, today recorded by Bruce Bolen using both instruments. Take a listen below.
Introduction by Les Paul
Johnny Smith style
Wes Montgomery style
Want to get highs?
Introduction to side 2
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