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In 1957, humbucking pickups were added, along with sunburst finishes in 1958.
The sunburst 1958–1960 Les Paul – today one of the best-known electric guitar types in the world – was considered a failure, with low production and sales.
The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted Mc Carty, factory manager John Huis and their team, along with guitarist/inventor Les Paul.
This design continued as a separate guitar when the traditional single cutaway, carved top bodystyle was re-introduced in 1968.Another forum seemed to have a guy replying to peoples queeries, but it was a few years old that thread. There are no forms, you will have to either decipher or contact them.