Category Archives: Les Paul Guitar

“Father of the electric guitar”

Les Paul of course: “..He has performed with Eric Clapton, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Chet Atkins and others. Described as the ‘Father of the Electric Guitar,’ and a pioneer figure of rock and roll, Les Paul developed the solid body guitar. Marketed first in 1952, his designs eventually became a part of Gibson’s electric guitars, known as the Les Paul Models…” Read rest of article here, it’s a good short overview of his carreer. Here’s another overview (with video).

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Les Paul

Jazz/pop guitarist/musical innovator/inventor Les Paul dead at 94.ALeqM5iPg9Wj3Enphkx_7cP6dokrqN_poQ

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In The New York Times’s Now Playing video section there’s an excellent video rundown on Les Paul’s career, how he started, how he influenced the Beatles, etc. It’s called Now Playing: Les Paul.

NY Times article on Les Paul here.

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Strat VS Les Paul style PRS

 

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