Aubrey Ghent



Biography

After 38 years of playing the Lap Steel Guitar, he is a true legend and master artist in his own right! At the age of six Aubrey developed a great passion for the lap steel. His first guitar was a 'true tone' rhythm and he used a true tone amplifier which was a great combination, but Ghent wasn't satisfied. He decided to use a #16 nail under the stings to raise their height (as he had seen someone else do) in order to use a steel bar and play the guitar as a steel. After about six months his two grandfathers; Bishop W.L. Nelson and Elder Eugene Ghent, got together and bought his first steel guitar and amplifier. It was a red 'Supro' and a small, used, tweed 'Fender Deluxe' amp. After three years of much practice he began playing for church services at age nine. His skills were so amazing that local churches and other events began inviting him to play for services and venues. It wasn't long before he began to travel to other cities and states playing his steel.
Aubrey Ghent