“This man changed the game in so many ways”: One of Les Paul’s own Les Pauls – which has a rare maple fretboard – has been listed on Reverb

A Gibson Les Paul Custom 1981 owned by Les Paul
(Image credit: Reverb)

Online gear retailer Reverb is an absolute goldmine of quirky, historic and down-right bizarre electric guitars.

In 2023 alone, Reverb’s virtual store shelves have played host to Peter Green’s 1962 Silvertone Speed Demon, a PRS Silver Sky prototype that once belonged to Carlos Santana, and, erm, a Kramer Triax – one of the wildest guitars designs ever conceived.

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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.