BUDDY DUGHI - Accepts his long awaited TNM Custom - "The Maphis" at his 15th Annual Christmas Party Dec. 18, 2004
More pictures Here.
Jan 22, 2005 - Anaheim, CA - TNM went to the Deke Dickerson Guitar Geek Festival and had a blast. This was an "all guitar" night for sure. Many great pickers including Brian Lonbeck (Joe Maphis lives in this man. If you haven't heard him, you are missing something special). The event was capped by a rare appearance by The Ventures lead - Nokie Edwards and a surprise guest, Dick Dale that really rocked the house. When the smoke settled from those two Deke called on all able pickers to join the stage for the Double-neck Train Wreck. . . There were no fewer then 12, yes twelve double necks in action for the grand finale. What a sight.
A big thanks to Deke Dickerson for the invite and TNM table. We met many nice folks and had a great time.
Check out Deke's site. I'm sure he will have some good pics up shortly. Also, you'll be able to purchase a DVD of the show when he gets it edited down and on disks.
January 24, 2005 - THE MAPHIS - SN 005 has been ordered. Jim Katz has placed his order for the next TNM Custom. Thank you Jim.
I'll be starting a new section following the progress on Jim's guitar
January 26, 2005 - THE MAPHIS - SN 006 has been ordered. Frank Plesek from Hollister, CA has me committed to The Maphis number 006 witch will be built concurrently with 005. Thank you Frank.
I will post progress pictures of both new guitars.
Look what popped up -
Our friend Deke has written an article in Vintage Guitar Magazine (April 2005) chronicling the emergence of the multi-neck guitars. On the cover is a recently unearthed Semie Mosely custom triple neck. The article also features a nice bio of my brief apprenticeship with Semie and a nice shot of Deke's mighty TNM. Thanks Deke
Date Line - North Carolina - Evangelist and guitar picker Mitchell Britt has sent us these pics of another Joe Maphis - Mosrite Special made for Rev. Doyle Hart (of the Musical Harts) sometime in the mid 50's. Unknown by current day historians, there now appears to have been at least 4, maybe 5 of these very custom guitars. Thank you Mitchell.
More on Rev. Hart shortly.