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Les Paul
Les Paul is the musician and inventor generally credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar. A harmonica and guitar player from an early age, Paul moved in his late teens to Chicago, where he became a minor star on the country music circuit. By the late 1930s he was in New York as a regular player on Fred Waring's radio show. Paul was tinkering with electronics by then, and in 1940 or 41 he built his first "electric guitar" -- a 4" x 4" chunk of pine with strings and a microphone p More »
Name at Birth: Lester William Polsfuss
Born: June 9, 1915 (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

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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.

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The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952. The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty, factory manager John Huis and their team, along with guitarist/inventor Les Paul.

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Best known for the solid body electric guitar, Les Paul was a prolific inventor & tinkerer. What other piece of everyday modern technology did Les Paul invent?

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Nov 10, 2012 ... Les Paul, guitar guru, was also an amazing inventor from his legendary “log” to eight-track recorders to his his unique Paulverizer.

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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 ...

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Aug 14, 2009 ... One of Les Paul's last interviews. It still gives me ... Les Paul - we will never forget ... ... Great...Les was a pioneer, inventor, and great player.

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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 ...