Les Paul

Background information
Birth name Lester William Polsfuss
Born June 9, 1915
Waukesha, Wisconsin,
United States
Died August 13, 2009
White Plains, New York,
United States
Genre Jazz, Country music, Blues
Occupation Musician, songwriter, inventor
Instrument Guitar, banjo, harmonica
Years active 1928 – 2009
Website www.lespaulonline.com
Notable instrument
Gibson Les Paul

Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." His many recording innovations include overdubbing, delay effects such as "sound on sound" and tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.

His innovative talents extended into his unique playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many of the guitarists of the present day.

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