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Gibson To Celebrate 100 Years of Les Paul

Les Paull
Les Paul
Gibson guitars are set to embark on a yearlong mobile exhibition dubbed Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience to commemorate what would have been the 100th Birthday of the late electric guitar manufacturing pioneer, on the 9th June.

The free exhibition, which is open to the public, will begin in Times Square, New York and visitors will have the chance to experience the sound and technological innovations made by Les Paul - whose developments of the solid-body electric guitar, made the sound of rock ‘n’ roll possible.

The guitar shape dubbed the Les Paul has become synonymous within the guitar industry and is used worldwide. The City of New York will also officially proclaim that the 9th June as Les Paul day, such as the significance of the occasion.

The Hard Rock Café in Times Square will host further celebrations where numerous guitar aficionado’s such as Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Miller and Steve Vai will be in attendance.

The tour will then continue through US right through into May 2016.

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By Michael Storey

Posted on 20 May 2015 08:17 to category : Music News

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