Can anyone ID this guitar...

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Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby gaucho » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:37 pm

Is it an acoustic archtop of some sort?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TyzAAwJ ... r_embedded
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:40 pm

Yes. Yes it is.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:53 pm

Sorry, couldn't resist. It looks like a Gibson L7.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby jeffl » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:58 pm

Back to the Cube, Lummo. :arrow:
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby jayseibert » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:23 pm

I have a 1948 Gibson L7 which does not have the cutaway on the lower bout. The L12P, the "P" standing for Premier was introduced a year after the L7 was introduced with a 17 inch body, which was 1934... and had a cutaway just like that the guitar shown on the video. I would think it is an L12P, but the head stock shape doesn't look like the typical Gibson head shape of the day and the fret markers are not the typical parallelograms that Gibson used in the day... which have been continued on better models still today.

In short... I don't know either, but it ain't an L7. :) :? :blink:
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:41 pm

Image


This is an example of what I thought an L-7 looked like. What you describe, Jay, sounds more like what I thought an L - 5 looked like. Of course, Gibson has made every variation and in between version of their guitars at some point.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby allanlummox » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:44 pm

Maybe an Epiphone Emperor or something .
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby Jimmie » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:45 pm

It's a Kay, most likely (from what I can see of the fretboard) a K11B.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby jayseibert » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:07 pm

a guick Google refers to the Kay 11b to be 1958... that video is older than 1958...

this is getting interesting!
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby rustyslide » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:44 pm

jayseibert wrote:a guick Google refers to the Kay 11b to be 1958... that video is older than 1958...


It's from the American Folk Blues Festival tours of Europe, which started in '62, so a 1958 would be quite possible.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby jayseibert » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:00 pm

Very cool! You just might have it figured out then...
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby maxx england » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:33 am

I had a search for Kays, this looks something like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbwPueecu4M

and:

http://www.rocknrollvintage.com/prodima ... nburst.jpg

Jazz 2 was made from 61 onwards, so that ties in with the tour date. Your thoughts, please.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby blueshome » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:34 am

The clip is from 1964. I believe Fred used more than one guitar on that tour, I have a recollection of him playing on that tour a Hofner when I saw him, so that could possibly be another European guitar.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby blueshome » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:36 am

BTW everyone who has more than the slightest interest in blues should own the collection of dvd's from the AFBF tours, we will never see the like again of these guys and there is so little footage around.
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Re: Can anyone ID this guitar...

Postby gaucho » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:00 am

Where can you find thos DVD's. I searched on Amazon but wasn't exactly sure what to search....
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