Sunday, April 6, 2008

Les Paul

I just finished reading "The Early Years Of The Les Paul Legacy" by Robb Lawrence. Very informative with some excellent 'burst pictures. This is the first of two volumes with the second being due in October.

The book details Lester's life from the early days to 1963. There is information on his earliest professional outings right up to his days with Mary Ford. All the great innovations are there from multi-tracking to studio effects. And of course, the guitar itself. It wouldn't be a complete book without that.

The book goes over the timeline of the model giving dates and changes over the period from it's development to the first demise of the model in 1963. The second volume is supposed to pick up in 1968 with the first re-issue.

A really well done book about the man and the guitar and well worth the money.