Les Paul In Mahwah
Mahwah Museum has a small permanent exhibit featuring some Les Paul history which allows visitors to learn the essential facts of Les Paul’s life and career. There are 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.
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 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 also has on display a 1995 Les Paul Jimmy Page, a 1987 Les Paul Standard, and a 1969 Les Paul Custom from Les’ personal collection.