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Les Paul: Stars Playing His Guitars (Photos)

Les Paul is featured on today’s Google Doodle — he was born on this day in 1915. Which gives us a chance to mention our photo essay, Stars Playing Les Paul Guitars.

That shot of KISS in concert in Milan is a beauty. (That’s Tommy Thayer — the guy who took over for Ace Frehley in 2002.) When the heavy-metal dudes forsake their spiky silver guitars to play your honey-colored beauty, then pretty much everyone is playing your guitar.

Here’s Eric Clapton playing a Les Paul in the 1975 film Tommy:

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