Is the sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard really the greatest electric guitar ever made? Through interviews with players, collectors, guitar-makers, dealers, and more, this book puts into sharp focus how 1,400 or so guitars produced at the end of the '50s became the most desirable electrics of all time. Tony examines those original guitars, the various reissues over the years, and the latest efforts by Gibson to re-create the hallowed instruments made more than 50 years ago. A thoroughly researched story partnered by a gallery of full-color pictures of great guitars, rare memorabilia, and famous Burst players. With a reference guide to all the info a collector could want on the original models, reissues, artist guitars, serial numbers, more. 143 pp.