Steve Ripley - 1950-2019

Most widely known as the leader of the seminal band The Tractors, and for his 19-year ownership of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s The Church Studio, Steve Ripley was also a renowned guitar player, inventor, engineer, record producer, songwriter, recording artist, studio owner and radio host. He played guitar with Bob Dylan, produced and/or engineered projects for Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Roy Clark, Johnnie Lee Wills, and many others. He is also known for his line of Ripley guitars, and for the invention of the stereo guitar played by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Ry Cooder, and Dweezil Zappa.

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