Skip to comments.Les Paul Google Doodle Lets You Strum Guitar, Record, Playback
Posted on 06/09/2011 9:14:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Google has created a play-along Doodle to mark the anniversary of electric guitar inventor Les Paul's birth. Les Paul (1915-2009), for those unfamiliar, was a jazz/blues musician and inventor of the solid-body electric guitar that kicked-started rock and roll.
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Still waiting for the Easter/ Christmas “Google” that shows scripture.
Actually, I thought that Les Paul invented the hollow body electric guitar and Leo Fender the solid body; but I’m no expert.
Bah, humbug...gimme rock n roll. Don’t punk this thread! I played with that for 10 minutes today at work. Awesome tribute to Les.
Les Paul didn’t invent any electric guitar. Just popularized it. I think his work with overdubbing was probably more influential than anything he did with electric guitars. There were electric guitars by the 1930s. Charlie Christian comes to mind. All that said, Paul was a sweet funny guy and a decent musician.
I am a Fender/ Yamaha man .... Les’ are pretty cool though.
Actually, Les Paul and Leo Fender were both working on solid-body guitars independently at about the same time. Fender got his to market first, though.
By far the coolest of the typically lame and obscure Google doodles.
“I am a Fender/ Yamaha man .... Les are pretty cool though.”
I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Strat guy myself. But I’d still love to have a cherry-burst Les Paul Standard...
Les Paul had over 40 patents on music. He created over-dubbing sounds, delay effects, multiple-track recording, etc. Rock and Roll would not be what it is today if not for Les Paul.
I’m no fan of google, but I thought that was a nice tribute.
Im a dyed-in-the-wool Strat guy myself. But Id still love to have a cherry-burst Les Paul Standard...
Tonally, I've always preferred the Fender Strat too.
Those Les Pauls do sound good, but they weigh a TON!!!
Goo Screwgle! They didn’t see fit to do anything special to commemorate Memorial Day! BING!
A Les Paul makes me sound better than I actually am. :)
The newer Pauls have chambered bodies, so they are a *bit* lighter than vintage models.
Thanks! It weighs a ton, easily my heaviest guitar, but it sustains for days and days. I mostly play sitting down, so the weight is not much of an issue for me.
Okay, that was amusing. And I got to annoy someone. Win win.
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