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American jazz guitarist. Born : August 07, 1913 in Plainfield, New Jersey. Died : November 29, 1998 in Newport Beach, California. Son of Fred Van Eps. George Van Eps began playing banjo when he was eleven years old. After hearing Eddie Lang on the radio, he put down the banjo and devoted himself to guitar. By the age of thirteen, in 1926, he was performing on the radio. Through the middle of the 1930s, he played with Harry Reser, Smith Ballew, Freddy Martin, Benny Goodman, and Ray Noble. Van Eps moved to California and spent most of his remaining career as a studio musician, playing on many commercials and movie soundtracks. In the 1930s, he invented a model of guitar with another bass string added to the common six-string guitar. The seven-string guitar allowed him to play baselines below his chord voicing, unlike the single-string style of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. He called his technique "lap piano". It anticipated the finger-picking style of country guitarists Chet Atkins and Merle Travis and inspired jazz guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, and Howard Alden to pick up the seven-string. Dixieland had a following in Los Angeles during the 1940s and...  Read More

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  Artist   Title Format Quantity           Price   
  George Van Eps George Van Eps LP, CD   2 listed $28 - $149 View All
Mellow Guitar  George Van Eps Mellow Guitar LP, CD   8 listed $12 - $99 View All
  George Van Eps My Guitar LP   6 listed $5 - $115 View All
  George Van Eps Seven String Guitar LP   1 listed $6  Details 
Soliloquy  George Van Eps Soliloquy LP   3 listed $15 - $44 View All
Handcrafted Swing  George Van Eps & Howard Alden Hand-crafted Swing CD   1 listed $5  Details 
  George Van Eps & Howard Alden Van Eps,george DVD   1 listed $78  Details 
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