Brian Lonbeck Mosrite JM65 with TNM Necks
I don't get into repairs or remodelling that often but here is a set of new necks for Brian Lonbecks rare JM65 limited edition Mosrite.
2 of my favorite people - My wife Elsie and our dear friend Alan Mills.
Congratulations to our good friends Monique Mills and Lloyd Mills on the
birth of their first child. BabyTed sporting his first TNM blanky.
Walt Rogers was one of the lucky ones to have a genuine Mosrite Special
Doubleneck built for him in 1961. As with most of Semie's cusom guitars
when they returned to him for adjustment or repair he would do a complete
udate on them as he did in 1966 for Walt's as well. Thanks Walt for sharing
these great photos with us.
NASHVILLE, TN - January, 2013 - Our good friend Lloyd Mills visiting from the UK
had his new 25L15 Standel amp delivered from Danny McKinney to our house.
What a treat to play through. Someday I'll have one of these. Lloyd now has
the perfect combo - The mighty "Maphis" TNM and the fabled Standel Amp.
The croud is treated to the unmistakeable sound of the TNM Maphis and a
25L15 Standel Amplifier. Nothing campares. . .
New Promo Photo for The Corvairs, keeping rock and roll alive in the Gilroy area
of California. Gary Lafaille, Erik Hoyer, Patti D, Al Kruger and Frank Plesek.
(Maphis Sn006) Check out their videos: http://www.thecorvairs.com/
Our friend Billy D Light (Maphis SN008)- Lighting up the stage. (heh, heh, heh)
LONDON, UK - Lloyd Mills at The Blues Shack with bevy of fans attracted to
the mighty TNM (SN009).
NASHVILLE, TN - March 12, 2012 - The Marty Stuart Show - Deke Dickerson and
Kenny Vaughan play a doubleneck tribute to Joe Maphis and Larry Collins. Deke
on the mighty TNM and Kenny on Jody Maphis's Mosrite. Playing Early American.
NASHVILLE, TN - July 14, 2012- Center Stage Downtown - Playing at this famous
old venue for the Mosrite "ReBirth" Concert sponsored by Filmore Guitars with
Jody Maphis, Brian Lonbeck, Nokie Edwards and Thom Bresh.
Brent Mason, Brian Lonbeck, Dana Moseley, Nokie Edwards and Thom Bresh.
NASHVILLE, TN - July 14, 2012 - CAAS, the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, an
annual event that features some of the finest fingerstyle players on earth. Our
friend Ray Cummins did us the honor of playing a bit on the TNM M-5. Ray's
playing is the closest I've ever heard to capture the tone and feeling of Chet
Atkins. Thanks Ray. We'll see you again next year.
North Hill, CA - Alan Mills sports new Jamie custom made jacket . . . WOW
Historical moment for Lloyd Mills (right) at Standel Amp Company. Myself and
New TNM T-shirts spotted at feeding trough. NAMM 2012.
Albert Lee stops by the TNM booth at the Deke Fest 2012. Admires the Town
TNM line-up at Guitar Geek Fest 2012. CORRAL displayed during construction.
NEVER BEFORE SEEN!!!
Just received from my long lost friend Ernie Odum. A photo of myself with TNM SN001. Ernie and I just reconncted after 35+ years. The photo was marked May 1959. Taken in front of his parents house in Venice, CA.
NEW! Just unearthed! My old friend Ernie Odum SN002 (pre Deke Dickerson)
sent me some vintage photos of our early days. We recently reconnected after
some 35 years.
Lloyd Mills, "Crazy Joe" Tritchler, Alan MIlls and Deke Dickerson meet up in the
UK at rockabilly bash "Hot Rod Hayride"
Lloyd and "Crazy Joe"
Where does this stuff come from? Buddy Dughi's latest aquisition. An exact re-
creation of the Grady Martin Bigsby doubleck proped against his tripleneck
Bigsby steel. Holy smokes . . . what next?
ALAN MILLS - The Early Years. UK Rocker 'getting down' Year and venue?
Gary Lambert, guitar legend, pickin since the 50's with Glen Glenn, Merle, Joe, Deke
seen here accompanying one of the finest players on earth - Richard Smith at the
Coffee Gallery in Altadena, CA
ANAHEIM, CA - Juke Joint - Jan 2009- Alan Mills and Buddy Dughi blast away on
ANAHEIM, CA - GUITAR GEEK FEST 2011 - Rockabilly ledgend Glen Glenn atDeke's annual "Guitar Mania" festival. Glen was here to honor luthier R. C. Allen. 50+ years of custom guitars. Glen brought his modified Gibson with a"Bigsby" R. C. neck.
This is a masterful recreation of the Jimmy Bryant landmark recording of
Little Rock Getaway.
VAN NUYS, CA - 1999 - Deke Dickerson brings his recently restored TNM, to my
cabinet shop where doubleneck 003 is being created. Originally made for Ernie
Odum in 1959,The restoration of 002 took over a year with several artisan's
involved including Steve Soste and R.C. Allan. It's seen heavy use since this
photo was taken and could probably use some makeup. Through it all it still
sounds fantastic. I just found this photo in an old box of stuff.
NORTH HILLS - April 17, 2011 - Buddy Dughi's triple-neck Bigsby comes to life.
NASHVILLE -July 2008 - The first meeting of Jody Maphis, son of
guitar legend Joe Maphis and guitarist extraordinare Tommy
Emmanuel at annual Chet Atkins fan club meeting other wise known
ANAHEIM, CA - THE JUKE JOINT - Jan. 2011 - Big Noise from Vancouver, Paul
Pigat (left) meets Alan Mills at the legendary Anaheim hang-out. Paul played a
masterful hard-rocking set. His put-together-for-that-evening band were
exceptional musicians and arrangements were tighter than Dick's hat band.
Doubleneck Summit 2008 - Brian Lonbeck, Deke Dickerson, Gary Lambert and Bryan Browne
Tex Williams Western Village - Newhall, CA - As it looks today. Not as famous
as the old Town Hall Party building but was host to many of the same big name
stars. Probably destine for the wrecking ball when sold, is now a dilapidated
auto repair business. Joe Maphis played my #2 doubleneck here.
Jaime's - Custom Tailor - North Hollywood -The heir to the Nudie, the Rodeo
Tailor legacy. Still making the over-the-top high fashion western dud's for the
likes of Marty Stuart, Billy Gibbons, K D Lang, Dwight Yocum, and many others.
Pictured: My wife Elsie and Alan Mills (bursting at the seams. . . to get in).
Recent visit to the Lankershim Blvd - country music Mecca - The Palomino.
Once the hottest country nite club on the west coast. Now a rental hall for
wedding receptions and the like. Enjoying there tour is Lloyd and Alan Mills.
Alan Mills, Johnny Hiland and Lloyd Mills - NAMM 2008
My wife Elsie, James Burton and Alan Mills - NAMM 2008
New band portrait for our friends The Corvairs - Frank Plesek, Gary Lafaille, Erik Hoyer, Patti D, Al Kruger
Ventures Mania at Crazy Jack's - Burbank, CA - Deke Disckerson, Garret Immel, Nokie Edwards, Mel Bergman and Chris Sprague.
New guitar hero Joe Robinson back stage at Trout's in Bakersfield
Joe Robinson and Brian Lonbeck at Buck Owens Crystal Palace - Bakersfield
The famous "Trout's" honkytonk in Bakersfield
Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival 2010
TNM display at Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival 2010. Introducing the GENTRY and the CORRAL
Picker Brian Lonbeck with June Arno and my wife Elsie. GGF 2010
Elsie McArthur and Suzy Dughi
Dana Moseley and myself - Guitar Geek Fest 2010
Dan Shepard and Myself at Guitar Geek Fest 2010
Alan Mills, Elaine Frizzell, Lloyd Mills - Elaine plays Frank Plesak's "Maphis" at Geek Fest
Deke Dickerson's Gutar Geek Festival 2010- All 12 String Band
Buddy and Suzy Dughi in stunning attire, ready for their performance.
Our friends Buddy and Suzy on stage at the GUITAR GEEK FEST 2010
Gary Lambert, Wayne LaFarr, Terry McArthur, Thom Bresh, Lloyd Mills, Brian Lonbeck NAMM 2010
Thom Bresh picks the TNM Town Hall - Aphex booth NAMM 2010
Gary Lambert with the TNM Town Hall at APHEX booth - NAMM 2010
Brian Lonbeck and Gary Lambert - Aphex booth, NAMM 2010
Hallmark Guitars NAMM 2010 - Myself, Bob Shade, Lloyd Mills
Doyle Dykes at the Taylor Booth - NAMM 2010 - One of the Best!
Joe Maphis and Semie Moseley at the Palamino Club - N. Hollywood
Don Hunt Jr. with the Note Ropers.
Sun Rocords - at least 1955!
Gary Lambert and Glen Glenn
Deke at Ponderosa Stomp
Many more photos on Page 2 and Page 3