5542209 story Guitar, Studio Wizard Les Paul Dies At 94 227 Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday August 13, 2009 @12:22PM from the he-will-be-missed dept. beeshman noted that Les Paul has died. Paul was quite the hardware hacker of his day, innovating with guitar hardware, and later multi track recording. The Gibson Les Paul is one of the single most iconic instruments associated with Rock 'n Roll, and was of course played by Pete Townshend. Someday I'm going to get me one.