Before you get your panties in a bunch, yes, I know that it was yesterday that Google honored Les Paul with a strummable logo. However, yesterday got hectic and went by before I could say something about it. So, here’s a little bit about how Les Paul influenced my life:
I’ve been playing guitar for just about 14 years now. I started out on an acoustic because my teacher recommended it to build callouses. However, from the very beginning, I wanted a Les Paul. That was my dream guitar. And not some shocking color situation either. I wanted a vintage sunburst Les Paul that showed wood grain, so that I could see the beauty of the instrument itself. Well, a year after I started lessons, I got an Epiphone Special as a gift. Mind you, this was before the Epiphone Special series went to complete garbage. No, this Special actually had weight and feel to it.
Anyways, that guitar is still mine. As a matter of fact, I’ve modded the everliving hell out of it (leave a comment if you want me to make a video talking about/showing my modifications), leaving nothing original but the wood (pretty much). I’ve used my guitar to play in bands ranging from indie rock to latin funk to metal. It’s got dings and scratches on it from years of use, adding to its character. It’s my Les Paul and it’s a part of me.