Lou Pallo, the long time friend of Les Paul and leader of the infamous Les Paul trio, will perform with legendary musician Todd Rundgren on Monday, December 6, 2010 at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club at 8pm ET to unveil his first Gibson Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul model guitar. In a fitting tribute to Les Paul, who passed away in August of 2009, Pallo will perform on the very stage in which they played together for numerous years at the club. Rundgren will join Pallo for the special tribute performance and help unveil the very special new model from Gibson USA.
Singer, songwriter and producer, Todd Rundgren remains one of the music industry’s most recognized and respected musicians having produced a diverse range of music throughout his career including when he was with the band Utopia in the seventies and eighties. His best known songs include “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light.” Rundgren has remained very active as a producer and engineer on the recorded work of other musicians and continues to tour and record. One of his other hits, “Bang the Drum All Day,” continues to be featured in many sports arenas, commercials and movie trailers amongst other musical arrangements.
The new Gibson USA Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul guitar model features mahogany body with a cream bound maple top in black ebony finish. The neck is mahogany and the fingerboard is Rosewood with the signature inlay 12th fret/block inlays. The hardware is chrome with Tone Pro Kluson tuners and P-90 black cover electronics and Dirty Finger bridge pickups. The Gibson Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul guitar comes in a hard shell case and will be available December 3, 2010 worldwide. The MSRP is $4,699. www.gibson.com