Elvis in Las Vegas the great 60's 70's
In the late 60's and 70's one our best friends
and great artist, in fact the drummer who created" came up with"
what was later known as country rock was a gentleman named Teddy Horton. I
can't off the top of my head remember the club which was on the boulder
highway about where the Showboat hotel and casino is where Teddy and his
band played for so many years.
It was Teddy who first
introduced me to Elvis on one of his many engagements in Las Vegas. Although Teddy was quite a
good friend of Elvis I really never knew him well only casually, On
several of Elvis's engagements I was able to get my children back stage to
watch his show it was a thrill to them. Good times, great friends, thanks
Ted and any of the old band
designer of the Electronic Muting system, Dave Bunker
As many people in the tap/touch world know
I've dedicated my life to discovering how to make Touch Play easier and better.
On my first patents of the early sixty's I used the manual "felt or
other object a few inches up from the nut" to mute the strings.This
worked, somewhat but always left lot's of unwanted noise and muddy notes.
The Electronic mute eliminates all unwanted sounds such as hums, finger
noise, slidding sounds.
In coming weeks I will add much more to this
content regarding the benefits that My Bunker Touch Guitar™ buyers and post
some of there dynamic new music and sounds not only on my site but on Tappistry.org
Thanks and stay tuned, Dave Bunker
Guitars is expanding it's
production facilities in order to keep up with increased sales
requirements.Our new production facility in Port Angeles will soon be
turning out greater numbers of your favorite guitars and be able to add
greater support to our ever growing retail store needs.
The outlet store in Mill Creek will not move,
but will expand it's show room and have many more instruments on display.
We also hope to add a Jam/chat room and later a teaching staff, if your are
a teacher or know one let us know, or have them contact us.
We have succesfully sold all of our first run of Touch Guitars™ and have
now added midi to the list of options you can get on the Touch Guitar™. And
for you sceptics at EMP who scoffed at the Touch Guitar™ idea
"surprise" everyone is doing good on them and finding them a very
broad and exciting instrument. Keep it up everyone your great, and thanks
from Dave I appreciate all of you.
As everyone who knows me knows I greatly respect the work and effort
that went into Paul Allens Experience music project, but have always found
it troubling that they have continually been critical of the advanced
technology which I promote yet are supposedly founded on new ideas and
technology. What I really would expect before an idea such as the Touch Guitar™ is rejected is to at least see it, hear it and then make a decision;
which I would respect.
Ripoff of American guitar builders and sellers
have had inquires from other guitar and bass companys such as mine to the
extent of which they were ripped off by the Scam going on in Indonesia,
(article in April Vintage Guitar Magazine). Many hundreds of Guitars were
sold on credit cards and them later contested, never to see the guitar
again and they take the money back out of your account and their weak
country lets it all happen, along with our whimpy government.
this has happened to you email me and I will forward it to my attorney.
If enough of us complain we may be able to start a Class action suit to
stop these low lifes. Thanks Dave/BG
OUR 9-11, NEW YORK EXPERIECE
Ive had so many inquiries from our friends and customers who knew we
were in New York
September 11th, 12th and 13th during these difficult times that I thought
we should relate to you our experience.
Myself, My Daughter Teresa and her Husband John left Seattle
on a red eye flight which left Seattle at
10:00 pm on September 10th and arrived in Newark
at 8:05am just minutes after United flight #93 took off to it's tragic
end in a Pennsylvania
field. When traveling from baggage to the Car rental area on the tram we
admired the beautiful world trade center buildings not knowing that
within minutes what would happen. On driving out of the rental lot we
were told by the attendant that one of the towers had been hit by an
airplane. As we left the airport we looked in absolute disbelief at the
burning # 1 tower. The next time we could see the towers we saw a plume
of smoke and fire rise from # 2 tower. I'm really glad I didn't see the
plane hit the building I think it would have been just too much.
When we reached our hotel which overlooked the Manhattan sky line it was a very tragic
and sad view. People we talked to were just numb in disbelief, many
actually openly crying. Soon when the first tower crumbled manhattan was
obscured with dust and smoke, no longer visible across the water. Teresa
and John had planned to be at the World trade center in Manhattan that
fateful morning but thanks to a mistake on our original tickets and a
change of airlines they din't make it."Thank God" We were
unable to get out on Tuesday because of closed roads but on the morning
of the 12th we started our drive back across America with lots of time to
contemplate the horrible tragedy that had just hit our wonderful country.
God Bless America
and it's wonderfully strong people who will bounce back and God have
mercy on those who did this and to those who would use this to benefit
YORK--the American Craft
Museum of New York has chosen the Dave Bunker, Touch Guitar™ as one
of it's feature's for it's Handmade by design exhibit which was scheduled
for September 12 and 13th in mid Manhattan will soon be rescheduled . We
will post the new dates soon!!!
Be sure not to miss this grea tbook OBJECTS FOR
USE: Handmade by design presented by the American
Craft Museum and book publisher Harry N. Abrams ,inc
order this great book "OBJECTS FOR USE"
Winner Tim Mercy writes
I just want you to
know that it is a crying shame that you have to cease building such a Fine
instrument. In my honest opinion I Love My Bunker Guitar MORE than My Les
Paul!!!!! The Quality is Superior
to any other guitar that I have owned... Thank You So Much for Everything I
am picking up the digital camera tomorrow so I can send the pictures to
ps I Love the TENSION
FREE neck That is such an awesome feature I will tell all about these great
guitars and am going to talk to a few of the music stores and try to get
them to carry the BUNKER line of guitars!
Once again Thank You
I will sing & play
my heart out...
Thanks Tim, It's great folks like you who make our business a
Dave Bunker, President
here!!!!! coming within weeks
the most dynamic Pickup and tone system ever, with a range of tone and
sounds you can't even emagine. We will be building this system into most of
our solid body basses and guitars.
here for a few sneak peeks of our first sold out run of new Millennium Touch Guitars™. We are now starting our
second run of production units.
Contest Winner Tim Mercy with his great band
DOWN on MERCY is our winner of our first Sweepstakes Contest.
Mercy has chose the BG2000 our deep cut archtop electric with a special
ebony fingerboard inlayed with pearl and abaloni with his special logo. In
a few weeks when the Guitar is done we will show it and make a special
Bunker Guitar Technology also wishes to announce the launch of a new
Internet development project named "I-Touch" (Interactive
Touch). I-Touch is an interactive teaching studio delivered in
real-time via the Internet and also includes a curriculum of
free lessons for the benefit of all Touch Guitar™ players. We are getting
more sign-in for this all the time and intend to have it opperating by the
dealers and teaching studios are currently being "signed." Those
in business, interested in becoming an authorized dealer, may contact the
company directly. Opportunities are available local and abroad.