viernes, 14 de agosto de 2009


Today we lost a giant in the world of music and recording. Although we have lost way too many heroes/icons in recent months I am compelled to speak out in honor of Les Paul whom I knew (a little), played with once, and obviously respected and revered.

Les was the Jimi Hendrix of his time and although his heyday was way before my time, as a student of music, I would learn a lot about his monumental contributions as a guitarist and as an innovator of multi-track recording. Like Hendrix he changed the world for every guitarist who came after him whether they knew it or not.

Being a guitarist known mostly for playing "Les Paul" guitars I was approached several years ago by my friends at Gibson Guitars about helping to design and launch a Signature Les Paul guitar. My initial response was "I'm not Les Paul. There's nothing different or special about my guitars that I can take credit for-all the credit goes to him." It took years for me to finally feel that I (along with Brian Farmer, John Cutler, and Peter Miller) had come up with a unique design worthy of taking some credit for.

After hearing of Les' passing I feel even more honored to be considered/asked to help carry on the tradition of the Les Paul guitar. I am even more honored to have known him. He was truly a giant. - Sincerely, Warren Haynes

2 comentarios:

eric waits dijo...

Me une al sentimiento por la perdida de Les Paul. Sobre la nota de Warren Haynes, la verdad es que hay pocos tipos tan consecuentes, centrados y honestos en esto. Cada vez que leo alguna entrevista suya o algo de lo que publicas en el blog tengo al misma impresión.

paulamule dijo...

Tengo una buena noticia que daré en breve pero shhhhhh, que quede entre tú y yo.
Gracias por ser el único que se ha percatado de la preciosa carta de Warren. Estos de blogger me machacaron la entrada.
Salud boy.


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