The King of Guitar Slingers is Celebrated

les paulSpeaking of guitar slingers the all pretty much stand on the shoulders of Les Paul, the man credited with inventing the solid body electric guitar and multi-track recording. Take either away and rock ‘n roll as we know it disappears.

Les Paul was born on June 9, 1915 and this June marks the one-hundredth year of his birth. Across the nation a year-long celebration is taking shape and it began in New York City with a concert featuring many of today’s best guitarists.

Here’s a video of Steve Miller, Joe Bonamassa, G.E. Smith, Warren Hayes, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Steve Vai, Lou Pallo and others wailing on their mostly solid body axes, several of which are treasured Gibson Les Paul models.

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