Bobby "Guitar" Bennett


Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Bobby Guitar Bennett was among the pioneering musicians who proved that Fender Stratocaster was the perfect instrument for the blues.  Mr. Fender designed his electric guitar for country music and it was soon used by early rock and roll artists such as Buddy Holly, however it was Guitar Bennett and his peers that proved the instrument was equally suitable for the blues.  Bobby recorded and performed with Chuck Jackson and Otis Redding, among others, using his Stratocaster, which he still plays today!