Les Paul, legendary guitarist and the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar that bears his name, died Thursday in White Plains New York at the ripe old age of 94.
Mr. Paul was not only an amazing musician, he was a prolific inventor and tinkerer. Guitarists and musicians the world over owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Paul for his inventions. The solid body guitar remains a favorite among rock musicians and the Gibson Les Paul guitar has become something of a legend all it’s own.
As a young guitarist, Les Paul played with such legendary performas as Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole.
[ad#300×250]Les Paul is also credited with developing multitrack recording which he used to overcome noise problems that resulted during the overdubbing techniques used at that time.
Mr. Paul was also the winner of 7 Grammy Awards and was still playing dates at jazz clubs shortly before his death.
As a result of his efforts and inventions, many guitarists own a Gibson Les Paul guitar and it is because of this that his name will live on forever.