Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has paid tribute to the electric guitar pioneer Les Paul, who died today (13 August) aged 94.
Slash is one of the players most-identified with the iconic Gibson Les Paul, and over the last 25 years there are few players who have done more to continue to popularise the design.
Slash has his own signature range of Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls.
Slash said: "Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be, he was so vibrant and full of positive energy.
"I'm honoured and humbled to have known and played with him over the years, he was an exceptionally brilliant man."