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Guitar Genius

How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World
By Kim Tomsic ; Illustrated by Brett Helquist
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A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year This is the story of how Les Paul created the world's first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. Ho...
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A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

This is the story of how Les Paul created the world's first solid-body electric guitar, countless other inventions that changed modern music, and one truly epic career in rock and roll. How to make a microphone? A broomstick, a cinderblock, a telephone, a radio. How to make an electric guitar? A record player's arm, a speaker, some tape. How to make a legendary inventor? A few tools, a lot of curiosity, and an endless faith in what is possible. Featuring richly detailed, dynamic illustrations by Brett Helquist, this unforgettable biography will resonate with inventive readers young and old.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 11 x 9 1/2 H
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Publication Date: 04/09/2019
ISBN: 9781452159195
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Kim Tomsic lives in Boulder Colorado. This is her first picture book.

“A rockin’ tale of trial and error and innovation through necessity.”
A Best Book of the Year, The New York Public Library