The name of Les Paul will live as long as there are people who play electric guitar... his design and Gibson Guitar assures it.
He was a heckuva player as well.
A tip 'o the hat to an American icon.
Les Paul (1915-2009) Besides the solid-body electric guitar which defined the sound of rock and roll, his many recording innovations include overdubbing, looping, delay effects such as "sound on sound" and tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording. Here, Les Paul and Mary Ford are hosted by Alistair Cooke on a 1953 broadcast of the legendary CBS show Omnibus.
In an emergency which would you save first, your wife or your Les Paul guitar?
....Ok, give me a minute..... I'm thinking.....