7 Classic Rockers 

Who Play a Gibson Les Paul

#1 David Gilmour

David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1967 and became the band's frontman in 1985. He produced 14 studio albums and collaborated with Kate Bush and Roy Harper. Gilmour played Gibson Les Paul models, including the Goldtop and TV models, and contributed to the band's success.

#2 Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, an English rocker, began playing guitar at 15 and gained a taste for live performances at 17. He is considered one of the best guitarists of all time, playing exclusively Gibson guitars in the mid-1960s.

#3 George Harrison

George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, received his first guitar at age 13. Influenced by Slim Whitman, he joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney's band, The Quarrymen, in 1958. Harrison developed a unique style, playing multiple instruments until 1968 when Eric Clapton gifted him a 1957 Gibson Les Paul named "Lucy" named after Lucille Ball. Lucy was one of the most famous electric guitars in history.

#4 Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck, a highly influential guitarist, has a style that blends jazz, blues, hard rock, and electronica. He replaced Eric Clapton as lead guitarist in The Yardbirds and formed The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

#5 Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler, guitarist and co-founder of Dire Straits, has a unique playing style influenced by blues, folk, and rockabilly. He plays guitar right-handed, distinguishing him from natural lefty players like Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney.

#6 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter for The Who, has a successful solo career as a self-taught musician. He is proficient on keyboards, banjo, ukulele, violin, accordion, and mandolin.

#7 Slash

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, born Saul Hudson, is a legendary musician known for his legendary guitar riffs on songs like Sweet Child O' Mine and Welcome to the Jungle. After the band's disbandment, Slash formed Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, and collaborated with Gibson to create 17 signature Les Paul models.

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