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Derek Trucks’ musical career began at the age of nine, when he picked up a five dollar acoustic guitar at a yard sale. "It was nothing special," he claims, “it was just the only thing that looked interesting." But that seemingly inconsequential purchase changed his life. After learning what he could from his father and a family friend, Derek began playing with other musicians around town. "It happened pretty quick," Derek remembers. Within the span of a single year, he purchased an instrument, learned how to play, and began touring - with his father acting as road manager/chaperone. What began as a weekend activity quickly became a life’s pursuit, and would eventually result in Derek being the youngest player to make Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list.

Always moving forward, touring and recording with his bands, The Derek Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and the most recent collaboration with his wife in the Tedeschi Trucks Band, his reputation has grown to the point that he is known as the most awe-inspiring electric slide guitar player performing today.

Dunlop MFG is proud to welcome Mr. Trucks to the Dunlop musical family with the release of the Derek Trucks Signature Slide.


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