Electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul is one of 14 people inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame this year.
Paul invented the solid-body electric guitar in 1946, and his Gibson Guitar Corp. model is one of the best-selling instruments in the industry. The 89-year-old Wisconsin native is widely renowned for his recording techniques.
Paul has also won five Grammy Awards.
The U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973. AP