Danny Amis aka Daddy-O Grande is back on tour with Los Straitjackets after a long-fought battle with cancer.  This is great on so many levels, but for us the best part is seeing Daddy-O back in the mask and back on tour.
Los Straijackets have been working with DiPinto for so long that our first few photo shoots with them are cataloged on film and contact sheets.  It’s been at least 10 years, maybe more since we first met them in Nashville.  Some artists come and go, but over the years, even through Danny’s illness the band has been hard-working, consistent, dedicated, and really, really, really good at what they do.


The idea for instrument manufacturers, is that working with great artists will sell lots of guitars, but the really great artists do way more.  They insipre, they make you want to play better, or they make you want pick up an instrument in the first place.  We have been fortunate enough to luck into working with some really amazing musicians.  The fact that they stay with us for the the long haul, I hope that says something about us.

If you don’t know Los Straitjackets by now, I’m a little partial to this song:

Los Straitjackets are on tour right now. Go check ’em out, you’ll be glad you did!

tour dates:

Visit the YepRoc website and enter to win a signed DiPinto Guitar, proceeds go to help Danny with medical bills:



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One Response to Inspiration

  1. Frank says:

    Seeing the Straitjackets playing DiPinto guitars lead me to check out the instruments and ultimately purchase my Belevedere Standard bass, which has been my go to bass for the Knyghts of Fuzz.

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