LES PAUL, Lead Guitar

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Les Paul

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This article is about the musician. For the guitar named after him, see Gibson Les Paul.
Not to be confused with Wes Paul.
Les Paul
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Les Paul playing a Gibson Les Paul in a live show at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, 2008.
Background information
Birth name Lester William Polsfuss
Born June 9, 1915
Waukesha, Wisconsin, US
Died August 12, 2009 (aged 94)
White Plains, New York, US
Genres Jazz, country, blues, rock and roll
Occupation(s) Inventor, musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano
Years active 1928–2009
Website lespaulfoundation.org
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
External video
Oral History, Les Paul shares moments of his life story and career. Interview date November 13, 2001, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. Les taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for rock music, he had an early career in country music.[1] He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound),[2] delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.[3]

His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day.[4][5][6][7] He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records.