Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dedication to Craft

[Les Paul and Mary Ford] were touring in 1948 when Mr. Paul’s car skidded off an icy bridge. Among his many injuries, his right elbow was shattered; once set, it would be immovable for life. Mr. Paul had it set at an angle, slightly less than 90 degrees, so that he could continue to play guitar.
-- From the New York Times' Aug. 14 obituary of Les Paul, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar and pioneer of multi-track recording

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