Even though all these guys made their mark in California, each were as individual as the sounds they made. Speedy West, Joaquin Murphey, Vance Terry, Ralph Mooney, and Tom Brumley each made history with the steel be it lap or pedal steel.
For the consummate lap steeler or lap steel music fan. This seemingly simple string of letters spells one of the most common tunings of the trade. Within it and it's variations are a lifetime of major, minor, dominant 7, and diminished chords as well as endless phrasing potential. The simple raising of the lower C to C# adds so much to an otherwise straight 6th tuning.
Looking at this tuning is like simultaneously looking into the corridors of steel guitar's history and its future. Behold: C6/A7.
This is for the truly badass western swing lap steel-player or fan. This scientific string of letters spells the tuning made famous by the influential and native Oklahoman Leon McAuliffe in his career with Bob Wills and in his own solo career.
Sadly, if you understand this shirt you are truly of a dying breed. So, spread the word while you can.
This product expresses something very specific to those who speak in "Dobro". It states our version of resonator guitar's Mount Rushmore. Bashful Brother Oswald, Josh "Buck" Graves, Tut Taylor, and Shot Jackson all have taken their places in resonator guitar history. Sadly, there is no dedicated Dobro Hall of Fame but now there is on you.
This product speaks in a language only known to steel guitar historians. And if you are reading this far then Leon McAuliffe, Joaquin Murphy, Herb Remington and Noel Boggs need no introduction. In fact, they are probably as influential to your western swing and jazz playing as they are to ours.
Yeah, some of these names dabbled in pedals, but we love them for their contributions to the music of fixed tunings.
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