The Les Paul is the most famous guitar Gibson has ever made, and is one of the most recognizable electric guitars in the world. Unlike other manufacturers that bolt the neck onto the body, the neck of the Les Paul and the central portion of the body are made from the same piece of wood, with the wings then being glued on. This means that combined with the deep, warm tones that come from using mahogany wood, the guitar has unrivalled sustain. This makes it well suited for rock, blues, and most lead guitar work. The iconic humbucking pickups make for a noiseless operation, with a rich and powerful output, perfect for driving an amp. The Les Paul isn’t cheap, but luckily Gibson produces a range of them priced for different consumers.