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Guitar Genius - How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World - cover

Guitar Genius - How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World

Kim Tomsic

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC

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Summary

This is the story of how Les Paul created the world's first solid- body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. How to make a microphone? A broomstick, a cinderblock, a telephone, a radio. How to make an electric guitar? A record player's arm, a speaker, some tape. How to make a legendary inventor? A few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible. Featuring richly detailed, dynamic illustrations by Brett Helquist, this unforgettable biography will resonate with inventive readers young and old.

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