Google Honors Les Paul With A Recordable Guitar Doodle

Google created an interactive doodle that commemorates legendary guitarist Les Paul who was born on this date (June 9) in 1915. The doodle is a virtual guitar that lets you play a tune and save it for posterity. You can use your keyboard or mouse to compose your ditty, but you may have to live in the US to take part.… » 6/09/11 1:14am 6/09/11 1:14am

This Is the World's Most Heavy-Tech Guitar

Gibson's Dusk Tiger has a name like cheap cologne and guts like no guitar before it. And with only 1,000 being manufactured, they're something of an endangered species. » 11/02/10 1:00pm 11/02/10 1:00pm

Let's Watch Expensive Things Get Destroyed In Slow Motion

An expensive Les Paul Guitar. An expensive Strat-style guitar. An expensive refrigerator. Let's all take two minutes out of our day and ogle as they're destroyed by fire and explosion, in super slo-mo. It's beautiful. It's cathartic. It's Wednesday. » 8/18/10 6:00pm 8/18/10 6:00pm

Les Paul, Inventor Of The Solid-Body Electric Guitar, Dies At 94

Les Paul, the legendary inventor behind the birth of rock n' roll, died today of complications from pneumonia at the age of 94. » 8/13/09 5:30pm 8/13/09 5:30pm

Gadget Deals of the Day

Want a Guitar Hero III Les Paul Bundle for $39.99? We got it. Want a Gateway 17" Widescreen LCD monitor for $99? That too. A bigger Optiquest 22" Widescreen display for $150? Yes. Maybe a 4GB SD HC card with adapter for just $9 (nine dollars)? Totally. Hit the jump for today's gadget deals, with a special war movies… » 11/11/08 4:20pm 11/11/08 4:20pm

Gibson's Dark Fire: Les Paul Reborn as RoboCop

It looks like the reason Gibson's self-tuning Robot guitar » 11/10/08 9:45pm 11/10/08 9:45pm had a limited run is that the legendary guitar innovator had a much more insane second stage already blueprinted up: Gibson's Dark Fire Les Paul-style digital guitar is the crowning shred-related scientific achievement of our time. Think of it as the Robot…

Live From CES: Gibson Digital Hands-On

Gibson is twanging about its digital guitar, and we spent some time strumming it today. This thing is amazing. It's a standard Les Paul axe with an RJ45-out instead of the usual amp line. Along with the classic pickups, it's got a HEX pickup (patent applied), which is really six discreet pickups (one for each… » 1/06/06 4:50pm 1/06/06 4:50pm