When John Bradley took early retirement and put his engineering skills toward a passion for building high-end guitars, he never imagined how far the instruments would carry him. Eight years and dozens of instruments later, Redneck Guitars are prized by discerning pickers and several country music stars.
One member of that elite club is Jett Williams, daughter of country music legend Hank Williams. The singer, songwriter and steward of her father’s legacy recently invited Bradley to her home near Nashville to give her Redneck Guitar a tune up.
“Jett has No. 8,” Bradley said from his Greenville shop. “It was time for a few adjustments.”
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