Les Paul in Mahwah
LES PAUL IN MAHWAH
The Mahwah Musem has a small permanent exhibit featuring Les Paul which allows visitors to learn the essential facts of Les Paul’s life and career. It has sections on his inventions and innovations, a display of one-of-a-kind precious guitars made especially for Les, and a re-creation of the studio in which Les did his work. Learn how this creative genius transformed rock, country, and jazz music. See how he and Mary performed for their weekly radio show from their home in Mahwah.
We have an exciting addition to our permanent exhibit on Les Paul! Before Les had his reel-to-reel tape deck in 1949, which we have on exhibit, he recorded on a lathe which he made. This is now on display at the Mahwah Museum. Les made the lathe himself. Using acetate discs, he recorded such numbers as ‘Lover,’ ‘Nola,’ and ‘Goofus.’ The Museum has a 1995 Les Paul Jimmy Page, a 1987 Les Paul Standard, and a 1969 Les Paul Custom. What is available varies from month to month as some have to be sent for repairs or are used in shows in the area. Please call 201-512-0099 or check our Les Paul in Mahwah Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
We would like to thank the following for their help in creating and supporting the Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit:
|CCI Construction, Inc.|
|The Les Paul Foundation
Black Oak Technology Group, Inc.