... vielen Musikern besser bekannt als "Les Paul". Genau, der Les Paul. Ist im Alter von 94 verstorben, wie ich gerade über bOOgies Tweet erfahren habe. :-(

(...) A tinkerer and musician since childhood, he experimented with guitar amplification for years before coming up in 1941 with what he called "The Log," a four-by-four piece of wood strung with steel strings.
"I went into a nightclub and played it. Of course, everybody had me labeled as a nut." He later put the wooden wings onto the body to give it a tradition guitar shape.
In 1952, Gibson Guitars began production on