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Legendary guitarist, inventor Les Paul dies, age 94

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Les Paul, pioneering U.S. guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Martin/Gibson Guitars/Handout

Les Paul, pioneering U.S. guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Martin/Gibson Guitars/Handout

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Les Paul, pioneering U.S. guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters August 13, 2009. He was 94. REUTERS/Gibson Guitars/Handout

Les Paul, pioneering U.S. guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters August 13, 2009. He was 94. REUTERS/Gibson Guitars/Handout

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A Les Paul guitar bought and used for many years by Dave "The Edge" Evans can be seen as part of the "Icons of Music" collection of music memorabilia to be auctioned off for the "Music Rising" benefit for Gulf Coast musicians, in New York in this April 16, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A Les Paul guitar bought and used for many years by Dave "The Edge" Evans can be seen as part of the "Icons of Music" collection of music memorabilia to be auctioned off for the "Music Rising" benefit for Gulf Coast musicians, in New York in this April 16, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Les Paul, pioneering American guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, poses at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in this February 21, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/Files

Les Paul, pioneering American guitar player and leading innovator in guitar and electronics design, poses at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in this February 21, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/Files

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A 1955 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar belonging to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (C) is seen at the "Travelling Guitars" exhibition at the Cite de la Musique in Paris in this October 10, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

A 1955 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar belonging to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (C) is seen at the "Travelling Guitars" exhibition at the Cite de la Musique in Paris in this October 10, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

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