[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]T[/dropcap]he Gibson Les Paul is a (very) solid bodied electric guitar first made available to the public in 1952 by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Eponymous guitar player Les Paul had relatively little to do with the development of the instrument, which came to fruition under the design and manufacturing chops of Ted McCarty and John Huis, respectively the company president and factory manager of Gibson Guitars at the time.
None of which looks like it’s of particular to Alex Veale, playing one onstage at Koko with Tax the Heat.
But a little knowledge never hurt.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.