Guitar god, Roy Buchanan
birth name: Leroy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan

September 23, 1939, Ozark, AR ~ August 14, 1988, Fairfax, VA

Buchanan's techniques stunned, puzzled and intimidated other players. ~ reprint via Roy Buchanan ~ August 1999 © Vintage Guitar

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September 23, 2012 ~ UK Top 100 ~ #3 (37) Psy, Gangnam Style ~ #2 (-) Example, Say Nothing ~ #1 (1) Script featuring, Hall Of Fame


Roy Buchanan was one of America's most soulful masters of the electric guitar. Even posthumously, he commands the ardent respect of his fellow guitarists and a devoted army of fans. The Buchanan sound is totally unique: heartbreaking, searing solos, trademark shimmering tone, and a mixture of snarls, wails and squeals that mark him as a wizard of the instrument. He was a pioneer in the use of controlled harmonics, and although this technique has been used by rock's greatest guitarists, especially Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson and Z.Z. Top's Billy Gibbons, all acknowledge Buchanan as the master. ~ Hotshotdigital: Roy Buchanan ~ retrieved August 12, 2013 © Hotshotdigital

Roy Buchanan ~ Voted #30 Gibson Top 50 Guitarist of All Time in 2010 ~ Buchanan's interest in steel guitar led him to develop a singular vocabulary of sleight-of-hand volume effects, radical string-bending, artificial harmonics and other tics that he wove into one of the most soulful and dynamic guitar tones ever developed. ~ 2010 © Gibson

Roy Buchanan ~ Roy Buchanan (1972) ~ #162 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

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