Big fat heavy tone. That just about sums up the Gibson Les Paul. This guitar is known for more hard rock sounds than any other. When you pick one up it feels just as heavy as it's sound. The classic finish on the standard models is just incredible to look at. These guitars come with two humbucking pickups. Play through the bridge pickup and you get the classic hard rock heavy crunch and incredible nasty leads. Switch to the neck pickup and you've got heavy blues.
Some notable guitarists have defined the Les Paul sound. From Jimmy Page to Slash the sound is unmistakable. I'll be posting about some of these guitarists and describing the different Les Paul models and some vintage blasts from the past in future posts.