Rockabilly, jazz, and nation guitarist who released twenty albums during his career, which spanned a lot more than three years. He got his begin playing banjo and acoustic guitar using the group Liz Meyer & Close friends. Gibson.com ranked Gatton the 27th greatest guitarist who ever lived this year 2010. He dedicated suicide in 1994, abandoning his wife and child. His guitar design was greatly adored by guitar inventor Les Paul.