Donal Lunny
Donal played bouzouki with Irish legends Planxty and the Bothy Band, and later with Moving Hearts. Somewhere along the line he became interested in electrics, and developed an electric bouzouki with the help of luthier Danny Ferrington. He now claims to have invented the instrument. I don't know about that, but I do know that he's still playing, currently with a band called Coolfin.