- Feb 15, 2006
When you show up at a gig with your Les Paul (be it a Standard, Historic reissue) do you feel somehow compelled, or maybe expected to play like the Burstslingers of the glorious past. I realize the Les Paul is versatile and I use mine for blues, rock, and other genre of music. I have even heard comments like "Oh, he's a Les Paul guy." which I took to mean "All he plays is old Fleetwood Mac or Bluesbreakers etc." Maybe I am paranoid (you too would be paranoid if you knew everyone was out to get you) but I feel some folks have a pre-conceived notion of a "Les Paul Guy". Just last night I played a gig with a Soul and Funk music band, with a Les Paul of course, and a few comments were along these lines "I didn't know a Les Paul could be used for James Brown tunes". I know most of you here, like me are "Les Paul Guys", have you ever encountered this type of thing? Is it just me? What say you?