Our DIY LP Kits are modelled on the Gibson Les Paul which was the result of a design collaboration between Gibson Guitar Corporation and the late jazz guitarist and electronics inventor Les Paul In 1950. Probably the most widely played rock guitar in history. Beyond shaping and body design, there are a number of characteristics that distinguish the Gibson Les Paul line from other electric guitars. For instance, in 1957, Gibson introduced the humbucker pickup, which revolutionised the sound of the electric guitar, and eliminated the mains hum, which had previously plagued guitars with single coil magnetic pickups (most notably Fender guitars). Famous players of this model include: Slash, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ace Frehley, and Peter Frampton.