Whether it had four or six strings, you could probably add the ‘legend’ moniker after any guitar Paul McCartney ever touched. Up there with the ubiquitous Hofner ‘violin’ bass, the Rickenbacker and the Epiphone Casino, however, easily sits Macca’s penchant for Les Pauls.
Here’s a quote from Guitar Player magazine’s interview with Sir Paul in July 1990: “On-stage I wanted something that I knew was great. And I know Les Pauls are great. I wanted something reliable. And I know you can get subtle tones and subtle combinations of sounds [with Les Pauls].”
High praise indeed! (Via Gibson.com)
“Paul McCartney.” (Thanks, bbcoz)
"Paul McCartney - sure he plays Les Pauls sometimes. He's got quite a collection. And he's obviously a legend." (Thanks, George)