Today's Google logo is an interactive guitar for Les Paul's birthday

Compose your own HTML5 ditty for the guitar legend

Image 1 of 5 Les Paul
Les Paul, NYC, 2008
© Chad Batka/Corbis
Image 2 of 5 Les Paul in 1981
Image 3 of 5 Les Paul with Al DiMeola 1981
Image 4 of 5 Les Paul in 1996
Image 5 of 5 Les Paul in 2007

Google's ever-changing logo is, for the next 24 hours at least, an interactive guitar in honour of the late, great Les Paul who was born 96 years ago today (9 June 1915).

You can strum it with your mouse or play specific notes with your keyboard. You can even record your own ditty by clicking the compose button below the second 'g'.

If you're curious (via Google's blog), "the doodle was made with a combination of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas (used in modern browsers to draw the guitar strings), CSS, Flash (for sound) and tools like the Google Font API, and App Engine."

NOTE: On Google's homepage you'll need to be in 'classic' view to see the full size interactive logo above the search box.

(Via: Engadget)