Guitar Genius

How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World
Author(s): Kim Tomsic
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2019
Product Number: EB00741211
Released: Apr 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452176031
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Please log in to view pricing


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.

Sign up for our email newsletter