Les Paul In Mahwah Exhibit
The Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit showcases many of Les’ innovations in solid body electric guitar design and multi-track sound recording.
Les Paul in Mahwah
A Mahwah Museum Permanent Exhibit
The Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit showcases many of Les’ innovations in solid body electric guitar design and multi-track sound recording. Les called Mahwah home for nearly 60 years and is the only person to be elected to both the Inventor’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On display are items from Les’ home studio where many of his and Mary Ford’s hits were recorded. The Mahwah Museum is honored to house this landmark equipment which includes his recording console, an Ampex eight track stack, an Ampex 300 deck, the “Wally Box” and part of the studio wall that was expressly designed to create an echo chamber. Also on display is Les’ disk-cutting lathe used to record sound onto acetate disks. Among Les’ guitars on display are one of his “Klunkers” and a replica of “The Log” (an early prototype of the solid body guitar).
Visitors may play many of the guitars through our Play a Les Paul Guitar program. (Reservations are required .)