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Franché Coma is an American guitarist born and raised in Lodi, New Jersey. He is best known as the original guitarist for The Misfits.

Intrigued by many guitarists, though fascinated by one jazz guitarist named Joe Pass, Franché began playing guitar at about 12 years old. He had formal training in jazz, but he cites a wide variety of influences that include a favorite blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, as well as T-Bone Walker, Albert King, Hound Dog Taylor, and Robert Johnson (just to name a few). Franché′s first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974, and in the fall of 1977 he joined the Misfits as their first guitarist. Most of the guitar work Franché did with the band was recorded in February 1978 during the famous Static Age sessions. There are many other Misfit songs that Franche` played live with the band that he never recorded.  He left The Misfits in November 1978, going on to play guitar with Mike Morance for the band Active Ingredients. Around 1982 Franché put down the guitar for almost 25 years.

Then, in 2006, Franché appeared with the current incarnation of the Misfits at Tony Bennett's studio complex in Englewood, New Jersey to perform three songs from the Static Age LP. Now after this significant break, Franché Coma is finally returning to music: he is currently working on his own band self-titled "Franché" ...