Les Paul Dies
The guitar designing legend has passed away…
Friday, August 14, 2009 - 10:14
Les Paul- the man who developed the first hard bodied electric guitar- has died from pneumonia aged 94.
Guitar manufacturer Gibson announced the news yesterday.
Former Guns N Roses man Slash said: “He was an exceptionally brilliant man, musician, inventor, mentor & friend.”
The Edge called him a “legend of the guitar and a true renaissance man.”
Winsconsin born Paul also worked to develop the eight track recorder and overdubbing techniques. He was also a successful artist scoring 11 number one singles.
The first Les Paul guitar went on sale in 1952 and versions of it have since been used by most classic rock groups.
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