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Matt Backer was born in New Orleans in a log cabin he helped build. He has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, the Caribbean, and Leamington Spa.
He is a waste of a good education, residing in London with his wife and children.

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10 January Guitarist at Work

It's super cool to find new pics of Matt on the interwebbythingy...
Here's one from the 12 Bar taken by Eric Blakely

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02
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8 January Fender Mandolin

Fender Mandolin
Manufacturer: Fender
History:The modern mandolin evolved from the mandore, a stringed instrument common in the 14th centure
Who plays it: Vince Gill, Sam Bush, David Gilmour, Kristin Bush (Sugarland), Peter Buck (REM)
Photo: Matt Backer with Nick Heyward Band (2013)
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6 January A special photo and photographer

Gibson LG 1 Acoustic
Manufacturer: Gibson Guitars
History: Elvis Presley played a 1963 version of this acoustic in the 1963 movie It Happened At the World's Fair. Elvis was infamous for treating guitars roughly, often tossing them to Charlie Hodge, who sometimes did not catch them.
Who played it: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore (Elvis' guitarist)
Photo by Julian Lennon
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Photo courtesy of Julian Lennon
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Jan

6 January A special photo and photographer

Gibson LG 1 Acoustic
Manufacturer: Gibson Guitars
History: Elvis Presley played a 1963 version of this acoustic in the 1963 movie It Happened At the World's Fair. Elvis was infamous for treating guitars roughly, often tossing them to Charlie Hodge, who sometimes did not catch them.
Who played it: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore (Elvis' guitarist)
Photo by Julian Lennon
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Photo courtesy of Julian Lennon
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4 January Guitar Nerd

Vintage White Fender Telecaster

History: The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensible workhorse instrument, it endures remarkably unchanged as a marvel of elegantly simple form and solidly utilitarian function. As the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar, the Telecaster revolutionized guitar playing, changed the sound of music and became a signature instrument for guitarists worldwide.- fender.com
Manufacturer: Fender
Who Played it: Jeff Buckley, Steve Cropper, Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, Jeff Beck
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