Paul Franklin


Oral History Information

Paul Franklin asked his father to help modify his pedal steel guitar, as he had ideas to create sounds and chord changes that were not possible on the instrument at the time. His father, also Paul Franklin, created and patented the Pedabro, which his son, Paul, used on classic recordings, such as “Forever and Ever Amen,” with Randy Travis. Paul can be heard on thousands of recordings using his steel and pedal steel guitar as well as the Dobro and the instruments his father created, including the Pedabro, the baritone steel guitar, and the steel guitar known as The Box.