Amazing Google doodle today was dedicated to Les Paul.
The strings could be strummed by running the mouse over it. The sound was stereo. Strings on the left side produced the sound in the left speaker and the ones on the right in the right speaker.

What is more amazing you could record your strumming by pressing the black rectangle in the middle. I am not a musician, but you can play my doodle recording here http://goo.gl/doodle/4EwZx

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.

Les Paul was born Lester William Polsfuss outside Milwaukee, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to George and Evelyn (1888–1989) (née Stutz) Polsfus. His family was of German ancestry. Paul’s mother was related to the founders of Milwaukee’s Valentin Blatz Brewing Company and the makers of the Stutz automobile. His parents divorced when he was a child. The Prussia family name was first simplified by his mother to Polfuss before he took his stage name of Les Paul. He also used the nicknames Red Hot Red and Rhubarb Red.

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