Julian Lage recalls the time Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest gifted him a 1955 Gibson Les Paul – which was signed by Les Paul himself

Julian Lage
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Contrary to the practices of some of his guitar-playing peers, Julian Lage is a true traditionalist: his whole guitar rig is supremely streamlined, and he’s been known to favor only a small selection of very specific electric guitars.

The guitars Lage is most commonly associated with include a Fender Telecaster and, unsurprisingly, his Collings 470 JL signature guitar. As for acoustics, he is the holder of a Collings OM1 JL signature guitar.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.