One of Google’s most complicate doodles, a playable and recordable guitar, is the symbol of celebration for The electric guitar pioneer Les Paul’s 96th birthday.
Les Paul, who passed away in 2009, was an American guitarist and inventor. His most memerable work is the development of the electric guitar, which made new styles of music such as rock and roll possible.
Les Paul Biography
Having built one of the world’s first solid-body electric guitars in 1940, Les Paul’s design – called The Log – was only put into production by US manufacturer Gibson in 1946 at the very same period of time when rival guitar manufacturing company Fender put its Esquire model on the market. But Les Paul’s name was immortalised in 1961 when Gibson, absent Les Paul’s knowledge,altered the design to create a lighter and sleeker instrument, the renowned the Gibson Les Paul model.
Google’s doodle tribute is a further testament to the country and jazz music star’s innovation by letting users create – and record – their own tunes on the search engine’s home page.
It is one of a hundreds of doodles Google has featured on its home page in recent years, but the logo also is one of the most complicated and interactive fashion.
Google users are presented with 10 strings of different pitches, they are designed to look like both a guitar and the company’s name.
The doodle guitar can be played either by moving the mouse over the strings, or by clicking a button below the strings that enables users to hammer out riffs using the buttons on their keyboard.
On some versions of the search engine site, the keyboard is replaced by a record button which saves every note and creates a URL that muisicians – or bored office workers – can forvard to their friends or colleagues, letting them to play over the top of it and even create a duet.