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Offline mondi

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Les Paul, a virtuoso guitarist whose innovations in recording techniques changed the course of rock music, died on Thursday in New York state, Gibson Guitar company said. He was 94.

Paul "passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones," said Gibson, which makes the renowned Les Paul guitar.

Gibson called Paul "one of the foremost influences on 20th century sound and responsible for the world's most famous guitar, the Les Paul model.

"Today, countless musical legends still consider Paul's iconic guitar unmatched in sound and prowess," the company's statement said.

"Among Paul's most enduring contributions are those in the technological realm, including ingenious developments in multi-track recording, guitar effects, and the mechanics of sound in general."

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indeed, he was fantastic
on youtube you can find him sitting in on various blues sessions around new york still playing guitar in his 90's

he badly broke his arm about 50 years ago, maybe longer, and had doctors set it in a guitar playing position, so his arm was permanently bent at the elbow

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I'll have to pull the Sunburst out of the wardrobe tonight and have a strum for Les. 

Pity I can't play for s*#t.  :doh:

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<NHBoy> I broke my G-string while fingering a minor :(
<rycool> ...
<NHBoy> I was trying to play Knocking on Heaven's Door.
<NHBoy> Oh well, time to buy new strings.


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