Permanent Les Paul exhibit planned for Waukesha

Les Paul at Miller Park

Permanent Les Paul exhibit planned for Waukesha

By the Associated Press. CREATED Aug 16, 2011

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A permanent exhibit about the life of music legend Les Paul is now planned for his hometown of Waukesha.

Waukesha County Museum officials say they've hired an international firm to design an exhibit about Paul, who created the first solid-body electric guitar.

It's hired BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank California. The museum also hired the architectural firm Engberg Anderson to work with BRC to develop a master plan for the museum.

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Waukesha," Paul also developed technology and recording techniques that set the standard in the industry like tape echo, multitrack recordings and overdubs.

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