The Passing of Legendary Guitar Historian Tom Wheeler

February 12, 2018

“We lost our friend and guitar historian, Tom Wheeler this past weekend. Tom was the definition of “a giver” always wishing to help in any way he could and his contributions were invaluable. My heart goes out to his wife, his family, his friends and the students he taught over the years at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. I will miss him dearly. Recently, I did a clinic with Tom in Chicago on the history of the electric guitar.  There were about 300 attendees and you could have heard a pin drop while he spoke – such a knowledgeable and great human being.”  Paul Reed Smith

Guitar Player Magazine paid tribute to this guitar legend, read more here.