The Les Paul, the first solid body guitar to be produced by Gibson, was first introduced in 1952 but it wasn’t until a decade later that they would become popular. Jimmy Page is credited with bringing initial attention to the Les Paul Gibson and since the 1960s many of the best rockers have played a Les Paul making it one of the most popular guitars in the world. 

Jimmy Page with his Les Paul

Other notable musicians to play a Les Paul include Slash, Peter Townsend, Bob Marley, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Brian Jones, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Al di Meola, The Everly Brothers, Frank Zappa, Peter Frampton, Keith Richards, Jerry Garcia, Dave Grohl, James Hetfield, Tony Iommi, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Eddie Van Halen, and many, many more!