|aGuitar genius |bhow Les Paul engineered the solid-body electric guitar and rocked the world |cby Kim Tomsic ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
|aSan Francisco, CA |bChronicle Books|cc2019.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c25 x 29 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aThis 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.