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Five Things You Didn't Know About the Gibson Les Paul

Phillip McKnight has educated us about the five things we didn’t know about the Fender Stratocaster.

Now, in this new video, he’s back to impart wisdom about another essential classic: the Gibson Les Paul.

Phillip shares some deep lore about the Les Paul’s pickups, wood, bridges, nuts, and more, all with a focus on how these things relate to the guitar’s sound and performance. Whether you own a Les Paul or not, you’ll get new insights into the instrument and knowledge about its history and design.

When you’re done, check out Phillip’s other great and informative videos on YouTube.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.