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 catalog page.
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.
This catalog was reprinted for 1976, slightly expanded (twelve pages instead of eight) to include the new G3 bass.
The 1975 Gibson catalog consisted of several brochures, each concentrating on a specific area.
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