Born on this day in 1915, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar. He also pioneered ‘close miking’ and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar. Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 13th Aug 2009.
Les Paul players, just about every guitar player you can think of, has played and used a Les Paul guitar. No other guitar is heard more on WBAB than the Les Paul.
If you ever wondered what goes into building the Les Paul, here is the factory tour.