Thursday, February 16, 2006

Danny Gatton was a tinkerer as well as "The Greatest Guitarist You Never Heard Of". I mentioned his modified '53 Telecaster that Fender released as the Danny Gatton Signature Line. He also built an electronic control box, mounted on his '61 Les Paul Custom, that controlled everything from his motor-driven Echoplex to his Leslie organ speakers, known as the Magic Dingus Box.
When not amazing audiences with his guitar, he built custom street rods at his farmhouse in Maryland. Danny believed that every old farm house needed an old "yard car" to complement the landscaping. Danny said this car was too far gone to fix, so it became his lawn ornament.

So much for my short post!
Ya'll have a good weekend

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