Les Paul (Copy)
When Jeff was around 13 or 14 years old, he received a Paul guitar as a birthday present from his mother and his stepfather.
Then when he was about 14 (1980), for his birthday, he asked for [this part cuts of during the video, so it’s not positive that these are exact words] a guitar, a real guitar. And that’s when we all chipped in to get him the Les Paul.
I got an electric guitar at thirteen – a black Les Paul copy that sounded pretty good. Yes, that’s how it started…
According to Jeff’s friend, Jason Hamel, who was kind enough to provide some details about the guitar, Jeff had this Les Paul when the two first met, in 1981. Jason also suspects that Jeff got the guitar way before his 14th birthday (1980) since only a year later he could already play some serious stuff. As he points out, it is also possible that Jeff had a guitar prior to this which he used to practice on.Read More