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I went into a guitar store last weekend and asked the owner to describe the difference between the sounds produced by Gibson guitars like the Les Paul and the SG and Fender guitars like the Stratocaster and Telocaster.  I came in under the assumption that Fender’s guitars tend to put out more of a tinny, twangy sound while Gibsons typically result in warmer, heavier tones.  The owner essentially confirmed those suspicions, although he said it’s difficult to describe the exact sounds that the guitars give off– especially because they can vary depending on the specific guitar design as well as the amplification and effects used.

Google has had some cool homepage logos throughout the years, but none of them have come close to today’s theme.  Okay, maybe the day when the logo was a playable Pac Man game was better, but today’s theme is still pretty awesome.

The company is honoring Les Paul’s birthday today, which occurred on this day in 1915.  Aside from creating one of the most iconic (and best) guitars of all time— the Gibson Les Paul —Paul was integral in the development in many modern studio techniques such as multi-track recording.  The man is responsible for many of the instruments that have created popular music throughout the years as well as the process in which that music was recorded.  Paul died in August of 2009 at age 94, but he left behind an overwhelmingly impressive legacy in the music community.