Google Doodles for the Solid Body Electric Guitar

Google's gone and done it again. This time, they doodled for the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, Les Paul. The doodle is strung like a guitar and if you place your cursor over a string, you'll hear the string being strummed. You can have fun with this a little, make chord combinations with the strings on the left and vary them up with the strings on the right. There's even a keyboard option which when you turn on, certain alphabet from your keyboard will strum certain strings. We played around with the melody that certain words would form. When we typed "Google" and "Android" the melody was only meh. "Apple" for some bizarre reason sounded like a workable melody.

Stum along with today's Doodle

Strum along with today's Doodle



The doodle, as mentioned earlier, celebrates Les Paul. He was an American jazz and country guitarist, and more importantly, he developed the solid body electric which some experts say "made the sound of rock and roll possible". He'd begun his inventing when he was very young, inventing a neck worn harmonica when he was eight so he could play that and the banjo at the same time. When he was older, he made several versions of "The Log" which solved his two problems of feedback and sustain that he had with acoustic-electric guitars. His solid body electric guitar finally had interest from Gibson, who till this day sell the Gibson Les Paul guitar named after him, and it's one of the world's most popular guitars.

Published Date: Jun 09, 2011 11:06 am | Updated Date: Jun 09, 2011 11:06 am