Watch Jared James Nichols play Free’s All Right Now on Paul Kossoff’s 1959 Les Paul Burst

Jared James Nichols plays a 1959 Les Paul Burst that once belonged to Paul Kossoff
(Image credit: Premier Guitar / YouTube)

Jared James Nichols’ position as a Gibson brand ambassador has afforded him access to some incredible instruments. However, recently he got to put one of Kossoff’s 1959 Les Paul Bursts through its paces on camera and he did not waste the opportunity.

In a new clip for Premier Guitar, the blues-rock firebrand demos the instrument and discusses his love of Kossoff and Les Pauls. Nichols’ confidence in playing it, he admits, is down to the fact that he is friends with owner Kris Blakely and has “spent a lot of time with this guitar”. (Side note: we would also like to be friends with Blakely.) 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.