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  • More poignant is the shot of Gibson's CEO with the late Les Paul, who gave his name in 1952 to the solid-body electric guitar that is the company's best-seller even today.

    The Government and the Guitar Man

  • Paul was a guitar and electronics mastermind whose creations -- such as multitrack recording, tape delay and the solid-body guitar that bears his name, the Gibson Les Paul -- helped give rise to modern popular music, including rock 'n' roll.

    R.I.P. Les Paul

  • GROSS: And you quote a great advertisement for a dance that he was playing, where apparently he was one of the first musicians in West Texas to use a solid-body electric guitar.

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore: A Honky-Tonk Sound From Texas

  • He is most famous for conjuring the solid-body electric guitar in the fifties that practically invented rock 'n' roll, but his innovations of the instrument began in the thirties with "the log," which was not much more than a piece of lumber that encompassed the neck, bridge, and area for an electric pick-up, the wood attached to a hollow-body Epiphone.

    Mike Ragogna: Me And My Guitar: Legendary Musician/Inventor Les Paul Dies at 94

  • Les Paul, who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of ... var news_amount = 1;

    Mike Ragogna: Me And My Guitar: Legendary Musician/Inventor Les Paul Dies at 94

  • The man who invented the solid-body electric guitar passed away, at 94.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • This singular distinction belongs to Les Paul, whose insatiable curiosity and experiments gave us the musical instrument of the modern era - the solid-body electric guitar - and the predominant studio recording technique - multi-tracking.

    Boing Boing

  • Guitar legend Les Paul has died at 94 - Music- msnbc.com: NEW YORK - Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia.

    Les Paul, R. I. P.

  • Generations of guitarists venerated Les Paul's solid-body electric guitar.

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps

  • He convinced Gibson the new design had promise, and the solid-body guitar bearing his name would go on to become one of the most famous instruments in the world.

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