Buying a Gibson Les Paul: used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right Les Paul for the job.Pre-gig checks, tuning, stageside repairs.Routine maintenance and servicing.Set-ups and careful 'customising'.Dimensions and weights, buying spare parts, model identification.'Under the hood' with celebrity users: how the pros set up their Gibsons and related hardware.
Paul Balmer has played and taught guitar for 40 years. His background includes broadcasting (TV and radio), video/DVD production and authorship of several books. Besides Haynes's Fender Stratocaster Manual, he has written the acclaimed official biography of Stephane Grappelli, the jazz violinist. He lives at Oakley Vale, Northamptonshire.
'The definitive book on the Les Paul'