Thursday, August 13, 2009

From Armstrong to Zappa

Les Paul, a true American genius and creator of one of rock & roll's iconic guitars passed away today. He was 94.

Les Paul collaborated with Ted McCarty in the design of the Gibson Les Paul, a solid body work of art.

Besides creating the guitar that 'made the sound of rock & roll possible', Les Paul is also credited with developing multi-track recording, overdubbing, and delay effects.

He was also a brilliant, brilliant guitarist and will be missed...although the musical legacy he leaves behind is epic.

Gibson Les Paul's have been played by a who's who list of rock, jazz, and country musicians.

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