Buck Owens & Don Rich - Telecaster Troubadours - Ask Zac 71

April 17, 2020

Buck Owens & Don Rich set the world on its ear with their bright, twangy guitars, and their incredibly tight vocals. In today's episode, I take a look at the Bakersfield Dynamic Duo that influenced everyone, including the Beatles. I also look at their gear, and elements of their playing styles.

A younger me holding Don's silver sparkle Tele that Buck played in the 80s and 90s.

I seemed to have impressed Brad and Buck with my solo.

Gear for this video:

1957 Fender Esquire with added Ron Ellis "New Tall" neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46  

Pick: Danocaster Medium


1965 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, and bright cap clipped on the vibrato channel.

Effects used: Amp Verb.