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Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he ...

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Laboratory of the Genius. Throughout his life, Les Paul was curious, always eager to learn about new things. He was fond of saying that his childhood living room was his laboratory. He disassembled everything with moving parts, learned how they worked and modified them into new uses. As a youngster, Les experimented ...

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar known as the Gibson Les Paul. This inventor and his guitar changed the sound of music and influenced rock music.

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Sep 27, 2013 ... Guitarist Les Paul is best known as the inventor of his namesake solid-body electric guitar, the Gibson Les Paul. But even as a teen, he was a tinkerer. Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation talks about some of his early innovations, such as a harmonica holder constructed from a coat hanger, and an electric ...

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Nov 10, 2012 ... Les Paul was the original nutty professor of the guitar — a smart-guy eccentric and joker whose imagination was constantly a little bigger than that of his peers, if you can call anybody a peer of the great Lester, for as a guitar player, inventor, composer, star and studio visionary he had few. Listeners who ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Les-Paul

Les Paul: American jazz and country guitarist and inventor. Paul designed a solid -body electric guitar in 1941, but, by the time the Les Paul Standard was ready for production by the Gibson...

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Les Paul Biography - Les Paul invented "Multitrack Recording" Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss) was a famous American musician, songwriter, inventor and pioneer of record.

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The name Les Paul is synonymous with the electric guitar. As a player, inventor and recording artist, Paul has been an innovator his entire life. Born Lester William Polfuss in 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Paul built his first crystal radio at age nine - which was about the time he first picked up a guitar. By age 13 he was ...

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Les Paul. American guitarist and inventor Les Paul (born 1915) was responsible for a significant portion of the technical apparatus of contemporary popular music. He invented multitrack recording and overdubbing, using those techniques for the first time in 1947; within a few years they were essential to hundreds of ...