Daily Guitar Video: Les Paul and Mary Ford circa 1953. The guitar on the table appears to be Les’s famous “log.” it’s a solid body instrument with two halves of an archtop added as “wings.” The Listerine commercial in the middle of the video is pure American cheese. A little etymological trivia: “tooth paste” was apparently two words back then, not “toothpaste” as it is today É but I digress. Les was also a pioneer of processed sounds as you can hear with this classic guitar design that still bears his name today.