Watch the Another Outlaw online guitar lesson by Ladd Smith from Modern Nashville Guitar
This is a very 'Telecaster' friendly style, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings both were famous for playing Tele's. I really like that real quick little double-stop lick, that's a fun one to practice. I talk a bit about how a phaser works most effectively and how the longer you hold your notes out and the more frequencies you put through it (the more strings you play simultaneously), the more it gives you that thick phasing sound. Hey, Van Halen loved the Phaser, but these guys did it first. You can tell a big difference when you hear the single note stuff and the strummin. Wow, I just looked right at my hand and said that I was playing an A7th when I was playing a D7th, haha! Here's a cool footnote; Brent Rowan is the guy who reportedly played the actual lead guitar on most of the band Alabama's records (among many many others). He would use the Phaser on a lot of their songs like "Mountain Music", etc. Most people forget that when they cover those songs live. Other artists to check out that are sometimes considered part of 'The Outlaw Movement" are; Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., The Charlie Daniels Band, Alabama, Travis Tritt, Dierks Bentley, The Marshall Tucker Band, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, David Allan Coe, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Graham Parsons, Marty Stuart, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Billy Joe Shaver among many others. Here are some of my favorite guitarists that really have contributed a lot to this style and similar flavors; Buddy Miller, Pete Drake, Roy Buchanan, Brent Rowen, J.T. Corenflos, Reggie Young, Brent Mason, Pete Wade, etc.