Today (June 9, 2011, India) Google's doodle on Les Paul is just a great time killer. Spent the whole morning interacting with it. I got interested to understand what was going on behind the scenes. Well here is what I see:
Its a canvas that you see. All of the images for the doodle come from a sprite, there is a Flash SWF content which provides the audio (MP3, approx 8.4KB each, 12 of them). You can use Flashbug on Firefox to view those details.