This is how big a bad ass Les Paul is/was. This also explains how he is single handedly the most important person in the history of guitar.
In 1948, after being involved in a severe car accident, he asked the doctor to set his arm permanently in a guitar-playing position.
That guitar he is holding, he invented it. Yeah, the Les Paul. You have heard of the guitar, now meet the man. He was 94, and still played blues guitar live every week in his bar in Manhattan. Les is the most important person, and most influential person, in the history of rock and roll.
We are all less as a people without him here.