Les Paul Dies At The Age Of 94 Patrick Slevin August 13, 2009 Goings-On Les Paul has died today from complications of pneumonia at White Plains Hospital today. The New Jersey resident was a pioneer of the solid body electric guitar, including the famous Gibson that bears his name. Still playing residencies in New York City up until just a few years ago, the blues guitarist and self-taught electrical engineer was part of a pure hobbyist inventor movement in the music and electronics world that will likely never be duplicated. Here’s Les wowing the audience with his Les Paulverizer, essentially a boomerang looping device that was attached to his guitar in the form of a black box. On this recording, it’s pretty plain to see that backing tracks are being used as he’s barely even manipulating the box. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.