Lester William Polsfuss, better known as Les Paul, electric guitar pioneer, passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia.
He was 94.
Paul pioneered the development of guitar sounds that came to define rock music and is also widely credited as being the innovative mind behind studio recording techniques such as overdubbing and delay effects.
If you’re playing the guitar you pretty much go for a Fender or a Les Paul, no? That says all you need to know about the man. [AP]