Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was a musician and innovator. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible.” He is credited with many recording innovations, including overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.
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 of the guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s and they sold millions of hit records.
Les Paul was known for his collaboration with the Gibson Guitar Corporation in the creation of the Gibson Les Paul, one of the most famous solid-body guitars in the world. It has been used by many well-known guitarists including Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads, Slash and Pete Townshend.
Gibson Les Paul adalah antara gitar favorite aku, walaupun gitarnye super berat. Aku last sekali pakai Gibson Les Paul masa live kat Desperado Live & Bar around 2003 kot, memang feel abis la. Perasan rasa macam Slash pulak <- angau. Tapi mmg best. Gambar masa live tu kat bawah ni (yang sama aku guna kat About page).
Apapun R.I.P Les Paul, and thank you