Possibly the two most famous electric guitars are the Gibson Les Paul and the Fender Stratocaster. Both are featured in Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The giant red guitar out front is the iconic Stratocaster enlarged to fifteen times its normal size. During the queue line for the attraction, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry reminds a crew member to grab is black Les Paul as the band heads out to the show.
The Stratocaster was designed in 1954 and was made famous by rock n roll legend Buddy Holly. The Stratocaster Holly played in his last concert in Clear Lake, IA on February 2nd 1959 is on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, TX. If you are interested in guitars, read this article about its restoration. Famed guitarist Lester Polsfuss (known as Les Paul) built one of the first solid body electric guitars and became the namesake for a model developed by the Gibson guitar company which was made popular by Eric Clapton.