• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

Tribute to Edwin Wilson - RIP

Steve Craw

Formerly Lefty Elmo
Joined
Sep 9, 2004
Messages
5,290
Very sad news. My 2007 Historic is my "keeper" . lefty goldie 8.jpeg
 
Last edited:

goldtop0

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Messages
8,891
If it wasn't for Edwin and the Historic line I wouldn't have the great Gibsons I have now, wouldn't have travelled to the Arlington show etc etc.
God bless him.
 

E.M.

Active member
Joined
Aug 6, 2016
Messages
141
RIP Edwin. In 2013 I went to the Gibson custom shop in Nashville just to see what it was all about. We are fortunate to play guitars that reflect his hard work and legacy.
 

KR1

Active member
Joined
Sep 11, 2016
Messages
266
My desire to always reach the source of information about Gibson Art/Historic creations put me on the phone with Edwin several times and ultimately - in person with him many years ago at NAMM.

IMO, this man was working just a bit harder to convince his employer of the viability of all things ā€œHistoricā€ every day as he was to produce what Gibson aficionados like you and me have cherished. To our benefit, he excelled at both.

We are fortunate to have lived through Edwin Wilsonā€™s reign over what was, rather than what was almost. Being really, really good isnā€™t free.

My condolences to All, so connected
 

TM1

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2003
Messages
8,345
Was there any given cause for his passing?
Thanks!
 

hopkinwfg

Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2023
Messages
35
Sad to hear of his passing.... the only time i heard of him was on the HOC forum.... never an LP guy i was until i got my first Gibson R7 BB.... heard Wilson joined Heritage guitars on their Custom core series... and next what shocked me was HOC then announced his passing.... its definately a guy with the amount of passion and devout on such instruments....

But what exactly happened to him? Such a young age !! RIP !!
 
Top