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Uploaded: September 26, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 27, 2008
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This next drawing tutorial is going to be another guitar. The only difference is this guitar happens to be a Gibson Les Paul and that is what you will be learning how to draw. There are thousands of guitarist that use Les Paul model guitars like one of my favorite musicians Slash from Guns N’ Roses and recent band Velvet Revolver. The Gibson Les Paul guitar went into production in 1952 and was actually the very first electric model that Gibson had ever made and released. The reason behind their decision to make an electric model of their guitar is because Leo Fender, (creator of the Fender Telecaster guitar) proved that there was a high market for these loud pieces of wood and to make sure that Gibson wouldn’t be left behind the marketing lines of selling a solid body electric guitar, they approached musician and designer Les Paul himself to put his name on the new model instruments. The funny thing about that is Les Paul himself had approached Gibson back in 1945-1946 with the concept of a solid body electric to the Gibson guitar family and to say the least they politely said no and showed him the door. In 1954 the first Gibson Les Paul Custom which was painted all black, was a well talked about guitar and was later said to be an incredible work of art and labeled “Black Beauty”. The Les Paul Custom came with a mahogany top, a tune o matic bridge, and a alnico-5 pick-up. I am no guitar expert by all means but I do know that the Gibson Les Paul is a mean hard hitting piece of hardware when played. My uncle has the replica of the Les Paul Custom and let me tell you it rocks. He paid I think like four thousand dollars for his guitar two years ago and his came with a carved maple top, weight relieved back, gold hardware, the whole neck is solid mahogany, it has a 22 fret fingerboard, metal tulip turners, huckbucking pickups, and a 2 volume, 2 tone, 3 way switch. He also has a sweet looking case that he made himself out of wood instead of your typical carry on. He never takes his guitar out of the house so he built an awesome custom made case for it that is decorated with the faces of all the greatest guitarist of all time that my cousin the tattoo artist drew for him and later painted. I have always been a fan of the Gibson Les Paul and even more so now that Slash is the new face for Les Paul. In this sweet tutorial I will show you how to draw a Gibson Les Paul solid body electric guitar step by step. The instructions are super simple and the steps are even easier. You will be drawing your very own rocking guitar in no time at all with this simple online tutorial. I will be back in a bit so stick around.