Through a series of interviews with players, collectors, guitar-makers and dealers, Sunburst: How The Gibson Les Paul Standard Became A Legendary Guitar reveals how the Gibson Les Paul Standard, known as 'the burst', became one of the most desirable electric Guitars of all time.
Famously played by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, the Gibson Les Paul Standard was first produced, in a batch of around 1,400, at the end of the 1950s. This book examines those originals, as well as the various reissues over the years, looking at the latest efforts by Gibson to re-create these hallowed Guitars.
Sunburst is the latest book in Tony Bacon's bestselling Guitar series, with a thoroughly researched story partnered by a gallery of full-colour pictures of great Guitars, rare memorabilia, and famous 'burst' players – from Keith Richards to Joe Bonamassa and Jeff Beck to Billy Gibbons. Its reference section reveals production details and dating clues for this most enigmatic and revered instrument.