Listen free to Les Paul – The New Sound! (Brazil, HipBilly Boogie and more). 8 tracks (). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. Les Paul (born June 9, 1915 - August 13, 2009) was best known as a skilled guitarist, and as one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric instruments and recording techniques. View full artist profile. Play all. Les Paul & Mary Ford.
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, and his techniques served as inspiration for the Gibson Les Paul. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music.
Biography by Richard S. Ginell. A brilliantly gifted guitarist and studio pioneer who was arguably the most innovative musician of his generation.
The Les Paul & Mary Ford sound was an elaborate layer cake. It featured Mary’s warm, effortless vocal harmonies at its centre, with Paul’s multi-tracked guitars zooming around, providing percolating beds and exquisitely arranged counterpoints. It sounded folksy and futuristic, smooth and strange. The first Les Paul guitars debuted in summer 1952, with Les and Mary giving them a concert debut at the Paramount in New York. For the stage, Les devised a black box called the Les Paulveriser that replicated his multi-tracked sound on records, an invention anticipating ‘looper’ pedals by decades).
A Very Special Les Paul for a New Century Ever since its introduction in 1952, the Les Paul has had an impact on both guitar players and on music itself. What started out as Gibson's answer to the introduction of solid body guitars in 1950, turned out to be perhaps the most influential of them all. Here we have a Les Paul with an interesting story. In 1954, Gibson issued a slab-body version of the original Les Paul with a single P-90 pickup, calling it the Les Paul Junior. By 1955, the company added a second pickup and dubbed it the Les Paul Special
The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952. The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty, factory manager John Huis and their team, with some input from, and endorsement by, guitarist Les Paul.
Les Paul Models SG Models ES-Style Models Basses Designer Models. 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard. Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard. Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard. 1957 Les Paul Junior Reissue. 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue.