Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Les Paul Black Beauty

I got a real charge out of seeing this post on the Gibson Spain website, where my friend Doug Gillard is listed as an exemplar of that guitar. He's listed before such nobodies as Robbie Krieger, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards. Got your translation book handy?

Entre las figuras consideradas usuarios fieles de la Black Beauty o quienes simplemente decidieron en alguna etapa importante de sus carreras optar por disfrutar del aura y majestuosidad de este instrumento único, se encuentran guitarristas de la talla de Berton Averre (The Knack), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Steve Hackett (Genesis), James Hetfield (Metallica), Mick Jones (Foreigner), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Albert Lee (cuya Black Beauty del 1958 se la obsequió Eric Clapton), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), y probablemente el más identificado con el modelo—después del propio Les Paul, por supuesto, nada menos que Peter Frampton.
Rock on, Doug! The above photo was taken last month in Columbus OH, where he joined his old band Death Of Samantha to play a festival. The three below are from the Cleveland's Screaming #3 fest from July 2010, where Doug played two sets- with Children's Crusade and Starvation Army.

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Christa said...