It’s been a legendary guitar for years! It was responsible for the entire rock movement of the 60’s and 70’s. It’s the Gibson Les Paul!
After Keith Richards, from The Rolling Stones, brought a Les Paul on tour with him, everybody wanted one! From there, guys like Joe Walsh, Pete Townshend, Ace Frehley, etc. turned generations of players onto the greatness of this guitar!
So, what’s so great about it? When Rock was starting out, guitar players were looking for a way to have a loud, distorted sound. There was no digital effect to boost the gain, or run it through a processor. So, they needed a heavy guitar. That guitar was the Les Paul!
There have been many different models of the Les Paul, through the years, but the basic body shape and formation has beat all others in popularity and sales.
Before the SG was introduced, that body shape was introduced as a Les Paul model. Les hated it and demanded it be stopped.
No matter what guitars get introduced on the market, most guitar players have a Les Paul in their collection. It lasts.