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Five favorite guitarists with Custom

VamboRool

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Mary Ford, Marv Tarplin (The Miracles), Neil Young, Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Sister Rosette Tharpe (SG body)
 

Scott L

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zhivago

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I didn't realise we were also doing non-50s Customs...in that case, MASSIVE +1 to all of the above, and can I add:

James from The Stooges MKII

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and James from Metallica:

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marshall1987

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From what I have observed from videos, photographs, and live concerts, just about all of the popular Classic Rock guitar greats from the late 1960s and 1970s played vintage Les Paul Customs and Standards, and in many cases also they also played Norlin-era Customs and Standards. If they liked the sound of a good old Les Paul with humbucking pickups, they tended to play both models at some time in their careers.

So far the posters in this thread have identified a broad range of Les Paul Custom players. From the Classic Rock era I can add a few more to the list:

1. Mick Jones, Foreigner

2. Steve Mariott, Humble Pie

3. Billy Jones, The Outlaws

4. Tony Hicks & Grahm Nash, The Hollies

5. Steve Perry, Aerosmith
 

metropolis

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As Zappa has already been posted...

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Both of his early 70s customs were sadly stolen - later replaced with a Deluxe and then his famous '57.
 

Ed Driscoll

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Since they haven't made the cut yet:

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Lindsey Buckingham

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Pete Townshend
 

Ed Driscoll

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Is this Neal Schon? Only player in this thread so far I don't immediately recognize.
 

viper007

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Is this Neal Schon? Only player in this thread so far I don't immediately recognize.

No, It's John Shanks. Maybe not the most famous guitarist in the world, still a very personal favorite of mine since a long time :)
 

Trans-Am

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How can we not add this fine Custom player? Unless I missed it somewhere?

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fakejake

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How can we not add this fine Custom player? Unless I missed it somewhere?

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I don't think he is really known for playing a custom. His Oxblood LP in the picture is a refinished LP standard.
 

The Tube Doctor

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From what I have observed from videos, photographs, and live concerts, just about all of the popular Classic Rock guitar greats from the late 1960s and 1970s played vintage Les Paul Customs and Standards, and in many cases also they also played Norlin-era Customs and Standards. If they liked the sound of a good old Les Paul with humbucking pickups, they tended to play both models at some time in their careers.

So far the posters in this thread have identified a broad range of Les Paul Custom players. From the Classic Rock era I can add a few more to the list:

1. Mick Jones, Foreigner

2. Steve Mariott, Humble Pie

3. Billy Jones, The Outlaws

4. Tony Hicks & Grahm Nash, The Hollies

5. Steve Perry, Aerosmith


#5. I believe the gentleman's name is Joe Perry. Good list nonetheless. :dude:
 
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