"Lester William Polsfuss", known as "Les Paul", was an American jazz guitarist/jazz, country guitarist/country and blues guitar playing/blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid body/solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as History of sound recording#Electrical recording/sound on sound), Delay (audio effect)/delay effects such as Delay (audio effect)/tape delay, Phaser (effect)/phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.
His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including Lick (music)/licks, Trill (music)/trills, chording sequences, Fingerboard#Frets/fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Les Paul on Wikipedia.