These images were gathered from sites around the internet, underwent any needed tone/color correction, and were then resized to approximately the same dimensions. As with many such galleries, each thumbnail photo is a link to a much larger image of the same guitar. All photos are in the public domain (both thumbnails and full-sized), so feel free to use them for any purpose that isn't commercial. If you have any excellent Les Paul photos of any size or format, *especially* of LPs in years lacking here, contributions are most welcome. Just send it to me, attached to an email. My email address is at the bottom of the page. Thanks!!

    The great majority of images reproduced here were found at a truly wonderful site that all lovers of vintage musical instruments of all kinds should become familiar with. LilyPix.com [new page] self-describes as "The Image Gallery for Musicians and their Gear" The gallery of interest is the "Mike Slubowski Guitar Collection 2009" [new page], and is not limited to Les Pauls. It features 185 files spanming 11 pages, and consists entirely of instruments owned by Mike! A true work of art and major investment in the history of vintage guitars!

1952 (1)
1953 (1)
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959 (2)
1960 (2)
1973 (2)
1974 (2)
1976 (2)
1978 (2)
1979 (2)
1979 (2)
1980 (2)
1981 (2)
1982
1983 (etc.)
1984 (2)
1985 (2)
1986 (2)
1987 (2)
1988 (2)
1989 (2)
1990 (2)
1991 (2)
1993 (2)
1994
1995 (2)
1996 (2)
1997 (2)
1998 (2)
1999 (2)
2000 (2)
2001 (2)
2001 (2)
2002 (2)
2003 (2)
2006 (2)
2007 (2)
2008 (2)
2009 (2)
2009 (2)
2010 (2)
2011 (2)
2012 (2)
Notes: 1. The 1952-3 models never became popular, one reason being that the strings emerge from under the tailpiece, making palm muting impossible. In '54 and '55, the strings emerge over the bar, fixing the problem.
2. This guitar is not a goldtop (duh), not because none were produced, but, so far, I've been unable to find a suitable photo. This goes for all other non-goldtop photos.

    As I was perusing the internet, looking for images of Les Paul instruments of various years, I ran across several photos that were, well, interesting; they really couldn't be cataloged in any way I could imagine. But they were too eclectic and usually amusing to just leave out from what I wanted to be a "historical parade"! ;-) So, for your consideration, and hopefully amusement, is a few photos, whose common theme is that they all feature a Les Paul axe. As above, each image is a thumbnail that will, when clicked, provide the full-sized image virtually as I found it.
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