Les Paul: In His Own Words

Les Paul: In His Own Words

by Michael Cochran, Les Paul
     
 

  • At thirteen, he took the tone arm from his father's phonograph, jammed the

    heavy needle into the top of his five-dollar guitar, and filled it with Plaster

    of Paris to quell feedback. The guitar didn't survive, but his idea worked,

    essentially creating the first solid-body electric guitar. Les Paul went on to

    alter guitars in his quest to create the

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  • At thirteen, he took the tone arm from his father's phonograph, jammed the

    heavy needle into the top of his five-dollar guitar, and filled it with Plaster

    of Paris to quell feedback. The guitar didn't survive, but his idea worked,

    essentially creating the first solid-body electric guitar. Les Paul went on to

    alter guitars in his quest to create the perfect sound, making one breakthrough

    after another along the way. Nonstop experiments in his homemade recording

    studio led to the invention of sound-on-sound, multi-track recording, echo, and

    a host of other discoveries that revolutionized the recording industry, while he

    and wife Mary Ford dominated early 1950s pop charts with a continual string of

    hits. Taken together, the enduring influence of his unique contributions to

    recording technology, instrument design, and American popular music are

    unsurpassed. He truly is the man who changed the music, and now, Les Paul tells

    the whole story as only he could, in his own words.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603600507
Publisher:
Russ Cochran
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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