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Junior Barnard, born Lester Robert Barnard (December 17, 1920 – April 15, 1951) was an American Western swing guitarist who was a member of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. He was among the first electric guitarists to create a guitar effect that anticipated the fuzz tone.[1]

Junior Barnard
Birth nameLester Robert Barnard
Born(1920-12-17)December 17, 1920
Coweta, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1951(1951-04-15) (aged 30)
Fresno County, California
GenresWestern swing, jazz
Years active1930s–1940s
Associated actsBob Wills


  • The Tiffany Transcriptions, Bob Wills (Collectors Choice)[2]


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  2. ^ Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.