GUITAR OF THE MONTH
In 1978 Gibson decided to make a versatile, playable, solid
guitar to compete with less expensive Strats and Teles. They
didn’t introduce The Paul – a Deluxe and Standard – until
1979, and production ran until 1982. The guitar pictured here
is all original, and plays like buttah! It was the 45th guitar
made on Oct. 10, 1978 at the Nashville, TN factory. The body
is walnut with a natural finish, exposed humbuckers, ebony
fretboard and Tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece.
The Paul series of guitars have recently been rediscovered by
guitarists looking for a vintage vibe, great tone and playability,
but with a gig-friendly price and durability.
Guitar courtesy of Byrn Paul.
1978 Gibson The Paul
PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2009 209 www.premierguitar.com