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Gibson’s demise strikes a sad note in history of electric guitar

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Eric Clapton used to do what many guitar lovers do before he became a rock superstar: stand in front of a musical instruments store and longingly look at guitars in the show window for hours.

Clapton was filled with deep emotion when he finally bought his first Gibson. He recalls in his autobiography that he felt as if he'd become a real musician.

The Gibson Les Paul, which was Clapton’s favorite, has long been coveted by rocker wannabes. The solid-body electric guitar is a heavy instrument with a heavy sound, which is, according to a........

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