Guitar Genius

How Les Paul engineered the solid-body electric guitar and rocked the world:

From the time he was a kid, Les scrutinized his family's gadgets, tinkered in his father's garage, and took everything in his mother's living room apart - the phonograph, the player piano, the telephone, the radio. With his irrepressible curiosity and an endless faith in what is possible, Les Paul created the world's first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that have changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll.

By Kim Tomsic, Illustrated by Brett Helquist
356 pages
Published by Chronicle Books, 2019
11 x 9 1/2 inches