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

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

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Illustrations by Brett Helquist

First Release:

August 2019

ISBN: 9781452159195

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.

Author 's note. Works cited. Full-color illustrations rendered in oil paint.

 
  • ISBN: 9781452159195
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Chronicle
    Page Count: 56
    Trim Size: 11" x 9 1/2"
    Genre: Nonfic
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