Les Paul's Lasting Legacy

Friday, August 14, 2009

For many musicians, Les Paul 's name is synonymous with electric guitars and modern studio techniques. We talk to Nels Cline, lead guitarist for the band Wilco about the impact Paul has on his music.

To hear Les Paul's influence on Nels Cline, watch him play at a Wilco show in Germany:


Nels Cline

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher


Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [2]

Jeff M

They were each looking over their shoulders at what the other was doing. It was too close to call.
We owe so much to both Les and Leo. Let's enjoy their amazing legacy.

Mar. 13 2011 11:31 AM

To be completely fair, it's misleading for The Takeaway to attribute the invention of the solid body electric guitar to Les Paul as Leo Fender also developed a solid body electric guitar at the exact same time Paul's was developed.

Aug. 14 2009 08:35 AM

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