Daily Guitar Video: Phil Baugh was one of the early “hot pickers” on solid body electric guitar. In the days before rock and roll, the shredders played American country music. Gradually, the lines between “white” country and “black” blues/R&B blurred and rock was born. It’s interesting to think that players like Baugh ultimately gave rise to the likes of Eddie VanHalen and Steve Vai. The small second neck on Baugh’s guitar has 6 strings and appears to be an octave guitar rather than a mandolin. I’d like to hear what today’s shredders would do with that.