Les Paul: Inventor and Innovator

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Guitarist Les Paul is best known as the inventor of his namesake solid-body electric guitar, the Gibson Les Paul. But even as a teen, he was a tinkerer. Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation talks about some of his early innovations, such as a harmonica holder constructed from a coat hanger, and an electric guitar built with a railroad rail.

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