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Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

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    John Lackner played lead guitar for the Walnut Band back in the 1970's. They were based in Boston and had a pretty good run. They played shows all over the east coast. Mr. Lackner was very talented and understood many topics. In his final years he launched Skeehan Guitars. He had big plans Skeehan but unfortunately we lost Mr. Lackner in 2020 & he never got to follow through with some of his best ideas.

    As Mr. Lackner built his Skeehan line of guitars, he sought out the best components. This is how he found Tone Specific & this interaction led to a great friendship with our founder.

    Mr. Lackner loved his family, his daughter & great guitar tone. He used several of our sets in his guitars & we were always honored to work with such a talented human. He had big plans for Skeehan guitars and we were proud to partner with him.

    We love working with guitar builders and luthiers. We had a really nice time working with and getting to Mr. Lackner. Mr. Lackner recorded video demos of his guitars and our pickups & we were gearing up for launch a big batch of videos. He was particularly fond of our 1950 Deluxe & 1955 Blues sets, he was also a big fan of Virgil Arlo Pickups.

    He wanted to wait until he was at full strength before moving forward with releasing the video's as he did not want to receive orders he wasn't well enough to fulfill. Mr Lackner asked us to release the videos and help spread the word about his guitars in the event he ran out of time so his inventory could be sold and benefit his survivors.

    Hollowood Music has the remaining inventory of Skeehan Guitars, you can visit them at this page:

    https://hollowood.com/new-gear/electric-guitars/?price_min=633&price_max=1063&sort=newest

    For more information on Skeehan Guitars, click this link:

    https://www.skeehancustomguitars.com
     
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    Mr. Lackner still had pretty good chops all the way to the end. He was a beta tester for our flagship Tele set, the Tone Specific Pickups 1950 Deluxe Tele.

    In the video below he used his 1964 Custom Deluxe Reverb. He said it something special in the feel department that the 65 reissue didn't have. He ran a clean boost in front of the 1964 Custom Deluxe Reverb in this video.

     
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    Here is a pretty interesting Skeehan Tele for sale. Mr. Lackner was always swapping pickup in and out of his builds so there is no telling what is in any of these guitars. He had planned on using our pickups for all of his future builds but his initial run of instrument had a variety of of pickups from our Blues, Punch, Twang and Deluxe designs, to a few one-offs we made, to pickups from other makers.

    Check out this Tele:

    https://hollowood.com/skeehan-custom-t-style-guitar/
     
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