Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 â August 13, 2009)âknown as Les Paulâwas 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. 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),delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.
Yesterday was a sad, sad day for music. Electric guitar virtuoso and inventor Les Paul died, at the epic age of 94. It was him who you can call the father of the solid body electric guitar, as well as multitrack recording. His blazing riffs were absolutely the bomb and he performed with some of [...]