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THANK YOU LES CD/DVD  - Tom Doyle - Les Paul's Luthier, Guitar Tech, Engineer and friend for 45 years - Excerpt from Lou Pallo's Tribute DVD - "Thank You Les" featuring Tom Doyle, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Kieth Richards, Steve Miller and many more...

"Thank You Les" is a recording and feature-length documentary tribute to guitar icon and inventor, Les Paul.

The timeless recording is co-produced by Les' long-time sideman, Lou Pallo.  After close to 40-years of performing with Les Paul, weekly, Lou Pallo has invited close friends in multiple genres to help him pay homage to their friend and mentor, preserving Les' spirit through a collection of jazz and blues standards adored by Les himself.  Through the filming and recording process plus artist interviews and rare Les Paul footage, we learn about Les' later years and what it was like to work alongside the iconic guitar legend. 


Johnny A  ♦  Eddie Brigati Jr.  ♦  Blondie Chaplin

  Melinda Doolittle  ♦  Tommy Doyle  ♦  Nokie Edwards  

José Feliciano  ♦  Billy F Gibbons  ♦  Bob Leive  

 Jay Leonhart  ♦  Steve Miller  ♦  Jon Paris 

 Nicki Parrott  ♦  Bucky Pizzarelli  ♦  Arlen Roth  

 Lexie Roth  ♦  Keith Richards  ♦  Slash  ♦  Frank Vignola

Watch for articles about Tom in Upcoming
Fretboard Journal, Guitar Aficionado, Guitar Player & More!


History is funny sometimes... Often there's more legend, lore, hearsay, fiction, and spin than actual truth to certain stories as they get passed around over time. That's certainly the case with regard to the legacy of Mr. Les Paul - one of the most creative, ingenious, and important musicians and inventors of this or any other time. Even though Les is/was a recent figure in music history over the last millennium... the man, his guitars, his contribution to music, and his influence are covered in myth... mired in misinformation and laden with erroneous fable. One man was there, through it all... the ups and the downs, the good times and the bad, the major discoveries and the foibles - and that was Tom Doyle. Tom was Les' close friend, confidant, co-inventor, ear, sounding board, and fixer for all those decades. Its been said before, but never was it so true - Tom Doyle was "The man behind the man".

LES PAUL'S LUTHIER/GUITAR TECH/ENGINEER FOR 45 YEARS - While Les Paul was certainly more than a genius in his quest for his ultimate sound,  tone, and understanding of music and the instruments that it took to get there, for over four decades he relied constantly on Tom Doyle to make his guitars whole again after he chopped them to pieces in has mad pursuit of that sound in his head. Most people automatically assume that because there is a famous guitar with his name on it, that Les was a guitar builder, tech, bench man, etc., and knew how to build, repair and refurbish guitars. That just simply was not the case... he relied on Tom for that. Tom and Les worked on countless projects over the 40+ years together and Tom is nothing less than a walking/talking encyclopedia about all things Les Paul, Gibson, build specs, musical history, and knows more about guitars of all kinds than anyone you will ever encounter alive today.

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Keep an eye out for articles about Tom Doyle in:
Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers

Les Paul was working very diligently in the last years of his life in an attempt to clean up the Humbucker pickup. He felt that the bottom end of the frequency response was muddy and unclear, and he fervently wanted to fix that. Les had an incredible passion for making things “just right”... and would tinker, test, and experiment on things he wanted to fix, tirelessly - almost to the point of obsession. His constant passion towards the end of his life was for getting the high-impedance Humbucker to come alive, and deliver that clarity that he so desired. As an homage to his longtime friend and mentor, Tom Doyle has brought Les Paul's Dream of a clear, articulate, harmonically lively Humbucker pickup to life...

Doyle Coils

Tom Plays & Speaks on
The "Thank You Les" DVD

Featuring such Greats as Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Billy Gibbons, Slash, José Feliciano and many more!