Cream colored Gibson/Epiphone style guitar pick-guard, signed in blue marker by the legendary Les Paul.
With some fiddling, this pick-guard will fit many Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul model guitars.
Signed at a private autograph session.
Sold with a Certificate of Authenticity from independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services.
(There is an authentication sticker from independent third-party authenticator PSA/DNA affixed to the front of the pickguard. This sticker is registered in the PSA/DNA online database, but the matching sticker is missing). The Beckett authenticity sticker is affixed to the reverse side of the pick-guard.
Les Paul, was jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, and his prototype, called the Log, served as inspiration for the Gibson Les Paul. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. His early experiments with overdubbing, delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the very first to attract widespread attention.
His licks, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. In the 1950s, he and his wife, singer and guitarist Mary Ford, recorded and sold millions of records.
Among his many honors, Paul is one of a handful of artists with a permanent exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is prominently named by the music museum on its website as an “architect” and a “key inductee” with Sam Phillips and Alan Freed. Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. [credit: Wikopedia].