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'Mother' Maybelle Carter

Founding member of the Carter family and Johnny Cash's mother-in-law, Maybelle was an influential icon of early country guitar

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Les Paul 

Needing little introduction, Paul started his career as Rhubarb Red, pictured here with L-5 and harmonica

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Dick Mcdonough

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Mcdonough was a studio musician recording with Tommy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Glen Miller and a host of other high profile artists of the day

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Tiny Timbrell

The Canadian-born session guitarist who recorded with numerous high profile artists including Doris Day, Harry James, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Gene Krupa, Ricky Nelson and Marty Robbins.

Marty Grosz

One of the few Jazz guitarists who performs with an unamplified acoustic archtop guitar, Marty augments his fretboard skills with Fats Waller-style vocals and a liberal helping of humour.

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Alvino Rey

Influenced by Eddie Lang and Roy Smeck, Alvino went on to become one of the pre-war period's most notable electric guitarists

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Howard Emerson

The self-taught guitarist who has recorded two albums and toured with folk legend Eric Andersen

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Ted Andrews

Julie Andrews' step father was a well known crooner and guitarist

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Bob Bain

Toured from the mid 1940s with Tommy Dorsey and jazz pianist Phil Moore’s band with whom he recorded the song Bop! Goes My Heart with Frank Sinatra on vocals.

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Nick Lucas

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jack shook