Blog & Roll: Gibson Melvyn Franks 1959 Les Paul Standard V.O.S.

May 3, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Gibson Melvyn Franks 1959 Les Paul Standard V.O.S.The 1959 Les Paul Standard is perhaps the most iconic electric guitar in the world to many guitarists. Among 1959 Les Pauls, the one that belonged to tortured Fleetwood Mac blues genius Peter Green and later to Thin Lizzy guitarist/blues-rock god Gary Moore stands tall even in such an elite class.

Peter Green helped establish the Les Paul as the high water mark that it is today and generations of Paul players have turned their neck pickups backwards in imitation of him. Now, in another questionable marketing move in a long string of such brainstorms, Gibson is making a reissue of this superstar instrument but is naming it after the wealthy collector who currently owns it rather than after the men who actually played it. Read more