Named after the late great inventor of the solid body electric guitar which made the sound of rock'n'roll possible and many recording innovations such as overdubbing, delay effects and multi track recording, the Les Paul award celebrates the great guitar players who have continued to develop the instrument.
See Les Paul himself explain how the idea of the electric guitar evolved and how he handed it over to Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and all those who followed in this exclusive clip filmed just before his 90th birthday in 2005.
And to mark the launch of the inaugural Gibson Les Paul Award at this year’s Awards, Gibson Brands are giving away a Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 featuring the GForce tuning system.
Gibson Brands are dedicated to creating the ultimate playing experience through innovation and continuous improvement. From the very beginning, Orville Gibson was committed to this ideal. His vision has been carried on by a number of passionate, creative designers, luthiers and master craftsmen - from Lloyd Loar to Les Paul - to today.
Eight years in development, the new Gibson G FORCE improves on the innovations introduced in Min-ETune(tm) with simplified ease of use, an enhanced feature set, and increased speed. Standard on most 2015 models, Gibson G FORCE provides the best and simplest experience yet in an automatic tuning system.
The award salutes innovation, artistry and inspiration in guitar playing. Owning this fine axe could be the first step towards maybe one day being an Awards winner yourself.
For more head to Gibson.com.