Podcast 259: Trey Hensley, Chris Luquette & Gene Parsons

Most guitarists have seen a StringBender installed on a Telecaster at some point. But on an acoustic? That’s a pretty wild concept. On this week’s podcast, we talk to two of the finest flatpicking guitarists around – Trey Hensley & Chris Luquette – about the StringBenders that will soon be installed as an upgrade option on new Preston Thompson Guitars. These two Thompson artists talk about the feel of a StringBender-equipped dreadnought, describe how it changes their playing and much more.

Midway through the call, we patch in the one-and-only Gene Parsons, the device’s storied inventor. He tells us how the StringBender was developed (thanks to Clarence White’s inspiration) and even lets us know about a rather historic Martin D-18 that now has a StringBender installed in it.

This episode is sponsored by Roberto-Venn with special thanks to FJ presenting sponsors Carter Vintage, Martin Guitars and Gibson.

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