Tony Bacon's definitive guide to Gibson's most famous guitar moves into its most complete version with this thoroughly revised edition. Now with 16 more pages and 45 new pictures, this timely update of "50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul" tells the story of one of the great musical instruments of the 20th century. Features a complete history of the guitar and its players - from the original Goldtop issued in 1952 through the reissues of today. The reference section has specs and descriptions for every Les Paul model from 1952 to 2009 including systems for dating, serial number keys and a timeline of models. Richly illustrated with 250 color photos - archive and performance shots, ephemera, and specially commissioned studio photos. 176 pp.