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Legendary Inventor and Musician Les Paul Celebrates Birthday

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Riverton, UT (PRWEB) June 11, 2008

Music gear retailer, Music123, celebrated the 93rd birthday of Les Paul on June 9 by remembering his life’s accomplishments and offering daily discounts on Gibson Les Paul guitars and an assortment of multi-track recorders–a device Paul helped create.

Born Lester William Polsfuss, the music icon adopted the simplified stage name Les Paul and began his profession as a skilled guitarist at age 13. In 1941, Les Paul developed 1 of the first solidbody electric guitars. Through his partnership with Gibson Guitars, the first Les Paul guitar was sold in the early 1950s. Nowadays, Gibson Les Paul guitars are nonetheless sold worldwide in a wide variety of setups, types and finishes.

One particular of Music123′s most common Les Paul models is the handsome Gibson Vintage Mahogany Les Paul Guitar. With a carved mahogany top on a mahogany back, this model resembles the guitar that was first debuted as the famous 1957 Custom Black Beauty. Alnico V BurstBucker Pro humbuckers add vintage edge to its tone.

Epiphone, a division of Gibson, crafts Les Paul guitars that are known for their affordability. The Epiphone Les Paul Normal Guitar is one particular such example. With Alnico Classic humbuckers, Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece mixture, a mahogany body, and a maple best, the Epi LP embodies craftsmanship and delivers a balanced, resonant tone.

Les Paul is also remembered for his groundbreaking innovations in multi-track recording. Employing wax discs to overlay tracks, he composed “Lover (When You are Near Me)” in 1947 and the session that produced the song marked the initial time multi-tracking was utilised in skilled recording.

Music123 carries a variety of multi-track recorders that expand on Les Paul’s original notion. The Fostex MR16HD Recorder makes it possible for musicians to record up to 16 tracks and publish compositions straight to disc with a built-in CD burner. Computer system-based recording interfaces such as the PreSonus FireStudio Project let an unlimited number of tracks to be layered into 1 composition. The PreSonus interface comes with Steinberg’s Cubase LE 4, has much more than 20 realtime plug-ins, as well as a number of virtual instruments, such as more than 2GB of drum loops and samples. You are going to get a kick-commence on recording at property with the included tutorial DVD from Cubase, “LE four, Demystified.”

To discover far more about Les Paul, check out, The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy which contains exclusive interviews, original photography, and total biographical narratives that cover 1915-1963.

Les Paul nonetheless performs weekly in New York City’s Iridium Jazz Club. Music123 sends a loud chorus of sincere thanks to this American jazz guitarist for his groundbreaking perform and wishes him a quite pleased birthday.

About Music123:

Founded in 1928, Music123 is celebrating 80 years of musicians serving musicians. Music123 sells a wide range of music gear merchandise such as guitars, bass guitars, pro audio, keyboards, live sound and recording equipment, and drums and percussion that are marketed by means of its print catalogs and site.

Speak to Music123 at 1-888-566-6123, or by going to


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