Unexpected choice of guitar

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Maggie, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Always associated Carl Wilson with Fenders and Rickenbackers, here he is with a 12 string - is that an Epiphone? Anybody?

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  2. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
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  3. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan music junkie

    NJ, USA
    Robert Cray with something other than a hardtail Strat

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  4. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    Glen Campbell is perhaps best known for his favoring Ovations for stage performances, beginning in the late 1970s- an unusual choice in and of itself.

    But that isn't the half of it

    Hamer 12-string

    Dobro Californian, designed by Semie Moseley of Mosrite

    ??? Ovation electric, possibly

    & a few others.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't manage to lift a shot of the Teisco T-60 he was known to play in the 1960s, or a clear closeup of the 6-string bass he used for "Galveston" and "Witchita Lineman."
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  5. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    Didn't know that! I did see him play it a couple of times, usually on ballad-type tunes like "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow".
  6. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Central park 1967 (or is this one 68?) :

    I see @hoggydoggy was on the case already
  7. In a similar vein, Ed Bickert on his traditional Tele. Looks like with original pick-ups...

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  8. Late Allman Brothers keyboardist, Greg Allman, did some work on the guitar, as well

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  9. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    John with that tan is for me a far bigger anomaly than playing that beautiful strat..
  10. Comet01

    Comet01 Forum Resident

    This is a great thread!!
  11. ds58

    ds58 Well-Known Member

    That’s an Ovation Breadwinner... I had a black one for a few years back in the late 1970s/early 80s, if I recall correctly... played great!
  12. etherealdog

    etherealdog Forum Resident

    Cantrell with something other than his notorious G&L Rampage...
    And most likely know about Hendrix's flying V but he was so iconically associated with strats....
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  13. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    Yep, Ovation Breadwinner (I think)
  14. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
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  15. porl

    porl Well-Known Member

    sydney australia
    thats a Telecaster bass not precision
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  16. etherealdog

    etherealdog Forum Resident

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  17. Dr. Robert

    Dr. Robert Forum Resident

    Curitiba, Brazil
    Not quite precise enough, eh? :D
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    an educational thread!
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I couldn't get use to the OVAL back of the Ovation Guitar!
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  21. mickey g

    mickey g Forum Resident


    I knew he played an SG with Procol Harem
  22. Blackie

    Blackie Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Not in the '50s! That was a Precision all right, the Telecaster bass wasn't introduced until '68.
  23. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    That V guitar Jerry is playing is a Michael Schenker signature model Dean, in case you didn't know. Fantastic Pics BTW
  24. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic Thread Starter

    Toronto, Canada
    No, it's a Precision. Originally they were shaped more like Teles. The Strat version was a later redesign.

    The Tele bass was sort of a revival of the original design (not quite).
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  25. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    I always think it's weird when any of the Beatles are seen playing anything other than their classic instruments. I know they can play anything they want to, but Paul with a Fender Jazz bass or Yamaha, or John with that Sardonyx guitar just seems strange to me.

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