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25 Rockin' Guitars

An Instrumental Tribute to Les Paul

— August 14, 2009 — Pop Culture
Les Paul, the innovative guitarist who invented the electric guitar and multi-track recordings, passed away yesterday, leaving the music industry in mourning.

To celebrate Les Paul’s legacy, I have gathered a collection of rockin’ guitars (and guitar-inspired innovations) that hopefully, Les Paul would be proud of.

Implications - Though the guitar can easily be called a simple musical instrument, it has surpassed its initial purpose and now serves as a pop cultural symbol of all things related to rock'n'roll. This is not the first time this can be observed in pop culture, and is achieved through the actual, physical invention's use beyond its initial function. Incorporating fashion into a piece is an easy way to give it a double meaning that selfcentric consumers will enjoy.
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Air Guitar Championships
Air Guitar Championships
Touring 25 Cities in Search of 1 Winner With 0 Guitars
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2 Man Guitars
2 Man Guitars
Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier Use Four Hands for Twice the Sound
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'Candyrat' Musicians
'Candyrat' Musicians
Andy McKee, Self-Taught Master of the Fingerstyle Guitar
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Light Paint Demos
Light Paint Demos
‘Light Guitar Rock' by OOgle Flix Looks Like a Video Game
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Digital Guitar Microphones
Digital Guitar Microphones
USB Guitar Link Lets You Rock Out, Then Transfer Song to Your PC
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Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Beatles Rock Band Guitars For Fans Old and Young
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Sasquatch Strumming
Sasquatch Strumming
The Big Foot Guitar is Hairy and has Dirty Toenails
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Rockstar Guitar Re-Releases
Rockstar Guitar Re-Releases
Gibson & Billy Gibbons Recreate '69 Les Paul Pearly Gates
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All-In-One Instruments
All-In-One Instruments
Ovation iDea Acoustic/Electric Guitar is a Recording Studio Too
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Instrument Skate Decks
Instrument Skate Decks
The Skateboard Guitar is an Overload of Shred
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Etched Axes
Etched Axes
Moollon Guitars Boast Intricate Metallic Motifs
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Next Gen Robotic Guitars
Next Gen Robotic Guitars
The Gibson Dark Fire Robot II
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Design Your Own Guitar
Design Your Own Guitar
Zoybar's Interactive Instruments
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Indestructible Guitars
Indestructible Guitars
Eddie Van Halen's Fender EVH Wolfgang is Rockstar-Approved
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Guitars with Unlimited Sounds
Guitars with Unlimited Sounds
The Moog Paul Vo Edition
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Rockin' Instrument Rentals
Rockin' Instrument Rentals
Guitar Affair Lets You Try it Out for Just One Night
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Custom Charity Guitars
Custom Charity Guitars
Artsy Gibsons for Brazilian Children's Awareness Project
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Hello Kitty Guitars
Hello Kitty Guitars
Fender Signs a Deal With That Infamous Cat
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Shattered Tile Instruments
Shattered Tile Instruments
Crooked Moon Mosaics Makes 'Baby Sings the Blues' Guitar
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Couture Rock Instruments
Couture Rock Instruments
Chanel Guitar for Fashionista Musicians
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Mutated Guitars
Mutated Guitars
Axes with Multiple Necks
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Exotic Guitars
Exotic Guitars
Peter McGilton's Extreme Series
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Instrumental Baggage
Instrumental Baggage
Pratesi's Guitar Backpack is Perfect for Music Lovers
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Guitar-Inspired Furniture
Guitar-Inspired Furniture
Fender Stratocaster Table is Perfect for a Rockstar's Lair
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Bizarre Guitars
Bizarre Guitars
Custom Made Awesome Axes, From Carved to Steampunked
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