Vinnie Bell


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Luthier, Musician, Guitarist
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Vinnie Bell was a studio musician in New York who often was asked to create new and unique sounds. As a luthier, Vinnie built several innovative guitars including one tuned like a sitar. His efforts were recognized by the Danelectro Guitar Company who hired Vinnie to help design their electric guitars. While building guitars, Vinnie also created larger speaker cabinets as well as other instruments such as the mandolin. Among those Vinnie played with during his long studio career were singers Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra (to name just two)!