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Dedicated To Roy Buchanan and his, 1953 Fender® Telecaster® "Nancy" Presented by DON MARE PICKUPS: Home

This site is brought to you by its dedicated to Roy Buchanan and his Famous Fender® Telecaster® Guitar, The 1953 Telecaster® that he nick named "NANCY"...

Nancy was not a stock 1953 Telecaster® -

This site hopes to detail all the inside information we know about what made "Nancy" so special...

the music link here features a clip of Don Mare playing Nancy in 2005.



Bio: Roy Buchanan

Background information

Birth name Leroy Buchanan

Born September 23, 1939(1939-09-23), Ozark, Arkansas, US

Died August 14, 1988 (aged 48), Fairfax, Virginia, US

Genres Blues, Rock and roll, Rockabilly, Country, Country rock

Occupations Guitarist

Instruments Guitar, Vocals

Years active 1958-1988

Labels Polydor, Atlantic, Alligator

Associated acts Robbie Robertson, Danny Gatton, Dale Hawkins, Danny Deever, The Snakestretchers

Notable instruments

1953 Fender Telecaster ("Nancy"), Black Beauty 1956 Telecaster Guild T-200/250 Rodger Fritz "Fritz Bros." Bluesmaster

Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 - August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan was a sideman and solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career, and two later solo albums charting on the Billboard chart. Despite never having achieved stardom, he is still considered a highly influential guitar player.Ranked #57 on the Rolling Stone list "100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time," Guitar Player praised him as having one of the "50 Greatest Tones of all Time."

Roy Buchanan was born in Ozark, Arkansas, and was raised both there and in Pixley, California, a farming area near Bakersfield. His father was a sharecropper in Arkansas and a farm laborer in California.[5] Buchanan told interviewers that his father was also a Pentecostal preacher, a note repeated in Guitar Player magazine but refuted by his older brother J.D. Buchanan told how his first musical memories were of racially-mixed revival meetings he attended with his mother Minnie. "Gospel," he recalled, "that's how I first got into black music." He in fact drew upon many disparate influences while learning to play his instrument (although he later claimed his aptitude was derived from being "half-wolf"). He initially showed talent on the steel guitar before switching to the standard instrument in the early 50s, and started his professional career at age 15, in Johnny Otis's rhythm and blues revue.

In 1958, Buchanan made his recording debut with Dale Hawkins, including playing the solo on "My Babe" for Chicago's Chess Records. Two years later, during a tour through Toronto, Buchanan left Dale Hawkins to play for his cousin Ronnie Hawkins and tutor Ronnie's guitar player, Robbie Robertson. Buchanan plays bass on the Ronnie Hawkins's single "Who Do You Love?"[citation needed]. Buchanan soon returned to the U.S. and Ronnie Hawkins' group later gained fame as The Band. The early 60s found Buchanan performing numerous gigs as a sideman with multiple rock bands, and cutting a number of sessions as guitarist with musicians such as Freddy Cannon and Merle Kilgore. In the early 70's, Roy Buchanan gigged extensively in the Washington D.C.-Maryland area with the Danny Denver Band, who had a large following in the area.





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