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Les Paul’s friend Tommy Emmanuel works with Guitars for Vets!

Guitars for Vets announced that Tommy Emmanuel, a two-time GRAMMY® nominated musician, is its latest goodwill ambassador.

Guitars for Vets is a non-profit organization that provides free guitars and lessons to veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). READ MORE

New book captures the curious Les Paul

“Les Paul and the Perfect Sound” shows how a curious child and a supportive parent can lead to a genius guitar player and inventor who forever changed the world of music. READ MORE

GE volunteers prepare Les Paul Middle School

GE Healthcare staff members, 124 to be exact, spent a day at Les Paul Middle School-Central Campus painting walls, creating illustrations, digging, planting, building and painting a quote from Les Paul to greet this year’s students. The effort was part of GE Healthcare’s Community Service Day. 


Les’ Lifelong Friend

One of Les Paul’s childhood friends was Paul D’Amato. In fact, the two maintained their friendship throughout their lives. Paul and Les had gone to school together in Waukesha.


Les Paul’s Inventions — Part 5

The Log

It was 1941. Les was in New York. He had recently left Chicago after studying and playing the Blues with some of the great performers of the day. In Chicago, he performed country music on the radio as Rhubarb Red during the day and transformed in the evenings to blues/jazz-playing Les Paul.