Paul Tutmarc

Paul Tutmarc (May 29, 1896 – September 25, 1972) was an American musician and musical instrument inventor. He was a tenor singer and a performer and teacher of the lap steel guitar and the ukulele.[1] He developed a number of variant types of stringed musical instruments, such as electrically amplified double basses, bass guitar, and lap steel guitars. His second marriage was to his former student Bonnie Buckingham, known as Bonnie Guitar.[1]

Paul Tutmarc
Paul Tutmarc outside his Seattle music studio
Background information
Born(1896-05-29)May 29, 1896
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedSeptember 25, 1972(1972-09-25) (aged 76)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresCountry, Hawaiian, popular song
Instrument(s)Vocals, Spanish guitar, ukulele, banjo, lap steel guitar, bass guitar, organ
Years active1908–1972

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