Playable Electric Guitar Google Doodle Celebrates Les Paul's 96th Birthday

Google, recreated the experience of electric guitar with a doodle celebrating the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul.If you visit, Google homepage today, you’ll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.The doodle was […]

Google, recreated the experience of electric guitar with a doodle celebrating the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul.

If you visit, Google homepage today, you’ll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.

The doodle was made with a combination of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas (used in modern browsers to draw the guitar strings), CSS, Flash (for sound) and tools like the Google Font API, goo.gl and App Engine.

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009) —known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible".

He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention. Wikipedia

[Source:Google blog]