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Les Paul died on 13th August in new York. He had been ill for a short time. He continued to perform right up until recently.

A sad day for the guitar world.


Dave - 2000 Sport 350

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Great, now I'll never be able to afford a sunburst LP guitar! :cry:

No really, it is sad news. I am glad he was appreciated and recognized in his time and that his legacy will live on every time someone picks up a Les Paul guitar.

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"Let us honour whilst we can

The vertical man;

For we value none

But the horizontal one."

As has been said, thankfully the acclaim came during his lifetime....Leo Fender too.


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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There are some original Les Paul "guitars" at the Rock and Roll museum in Cleveland,Ohio, USA. (a neat place to visit if you have the chance - not the city but the museum). He first tinkered with a piece of railroad, adding electric pick ups then a straight piece of wood which was much easier walk around with as you played. He later added sides to the straight piece of wood making the solid body guitar as we know it only because he wanted it to look more like a "normal" guitar.

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