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

Author(s): Kim Tomsic; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)


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.


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  • : 9781452159195
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : 0.57
  • : April 2019
  • : .44 Inches X 11.33 Inches X 9.57 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Tomsic; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 787.87092
  • : 56