Dave Bunker

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Watch the Duo-Lectar Double-Neck "Touch Guitar" in Action Circa 1960 — Video

Everyone knows Eddie Van Halen didn’t invent two-handed tapping. He picked it up from Harvey Mandel, according to George Lynch. For that matter, Roy Smeck, Harry DeArmond, Jimmie Webster, George Van Eps, Barney Kessel and Emmett Chapman (inventor of the Chapman Stick) are just a few guitarists who employed the technique in the decades before Ed and others, like Stanley Jordan, came along.