Gibson Les Paul: Electric Guitar Setup


Learn how to set up a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar in this free instructional video.

Series Summary

Gibson's Les Paul model is the definitive electric guitar. Designed in the 1950s by the man who invented tape delay, overdubbing and multitrack recording, the Les Paul's distinctive tone has made it perhaps the most popular guitar ever. Guitarists like Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Marc Bolan, and countless others all helped to popularize the instrument to fans of multiple musical styles.

In this series of free videos you'll learn how to setup a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. Expert guitar repair technician The Ferret shows you how to get the most out of your classic instrument by making a few minor adjustments to various parts of the guitar. He'll demonstrate how to adjust the truss rod, raise and lower the bridge, and flip the saddle bridge on your Les Paul guitar. He then shows you how to adjust the pickup height and set the intonation to ensure that you're getting the best possible sound out of your guitar. Finally he shows you how to string a Les Paul and try out the new adjustments you've made to your Les Paul with a totally sweet electric guitar jam!

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