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Roy Buchanan – Master of The Telecaster

Roy Buchanan – Master of The Telecaster

Roy Buchanan is an American guitarist and blues musician.  His guitar playing style along with Danny Gatton inspires the likes of Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and others.  As a pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan took an everyday electric guitar and took it over the top. Meanwhile, this picture is around 1975 when he’s in his prime. Still to this day, his tone and guitar technique is studied by many.

Rebel With a Guitar

Buchanan is a lover of all styles and genres of music. When it came to what style or genres he likes to play.  Buchanan refuses to be pushed into only one musical genre. In fact, he considers himself just an ordinary working guitarist with the guitar skills to play any style of music.  So, why wouldn’t he be into a variety of different musical styles?

An everyday musician hitting the pavement, playing music to survive and pay the bills. While he stays away from the spotlight, he still gains the respect of anyone who came to see him play. Ultimately, Roy Buchanan remains a cult figure, as the guitarist’s guitarist.  His unique sound, style and tone is like no other from his era.

Sadly, the world loses amazing guitarist on August 14, 1988.

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