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Les Paul was born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9th, 1915, and died Aug. 12, 2009. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for innovative recording techniques including overdubbing, multitracking, and delay. He built the first eight-track multitrack recorder, and a a guitar known as “The Log”. The Gibson Les Paul electric guitar is one of the most popular electric guitars in the world.
Due to it’s popularity, Google extended the guitar logo for another day on June 10th and gave the guitar a permanent home.
Users began recording videos of songs played with the guitar in their browser window, and uploaded them to YouTube. By June 10th there were over 3,000 results when searching for “google guitar” on YouTube.