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The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.

Multi-instrumentalist James Barker spends time between guitar and pedal steel. His main 6-string ride is this Fender Highway One Telecaster that was modded to fit a Lollar Imperial humbucker in the neck, outfitted with compensated brass saddles, and even got a facelift with a customized leather pickguard thanks to Daniel Romano.

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