During the 1970’s, Tut Taylor designed and produced the “Plickett”, the “Twanger”, and the “Plank”. He trademarked the names of each and had a U.S. Patent on the sound chamber design that was used on each of the instruments. Tut produced several of these for the “Hee Haw” TV show with his good friend Roy Clark playing the Plank and the Twanger on the show. The Twanger was manufactured with many different body designs and featuring the characters “Shotgun Red” and the Donkey from Hee Haw. These items were sold as “Tut Taylor Creations” and were made by the Taylor family.
Tut's electric prototype