Where would we be without the late, great Les Paul?
Many people have been influential in rock, but the namesake of the popular Gibson guitar model truly is a cut above them all. Not only is he a pioneer in the realm of guitar manufacturing, but he’s also known for being one of the first to experiment with then-new recording techniques, like overdubbing and multi-track recording. The scope of his impact on music, frankly, is overwhelming.
In honor of what would have been his 106th birthday, enjoy the photos below of Les Paul throughout his life!