Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss, June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009) was an American musician and innovator. He is famous for pioneering in electric guitars and in overdubbing. He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and died in White Plains, New York. The solidbody electric guitar Les Paul which is named after him is made by the American company Gibson. It is one of the most famous guitar models in rock music history.