TK Keckler

TK Keckler moved to Memphis at an early age and began playing with local bands, which is when he met Mike Ladd. Mike was a musician who opened a small guitar shop in town and would later become a strong force in the electric guitar movement of the 1970s, including the reissue of the Gibson Le Paul. TK was hired by Mike and helped modify and design guitars, which led to several custom projects for Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley, among others. TK most recently has been a consultant for St. Blues Guitar Workshop in Memphis.

Interview Date:
January 7, 2009
Job Title:
Luthier and Consultant
Saint Blues Guitar Workshop

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