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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sun January 23rd, 2011, 16:25 GMT 
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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if i ever invent a time machine, i'm going back to Hibbing in Febuary 1958 to see 17 year old Bob rocking out! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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I love the white tie!

Interesting that he came full circle to dressing very professionally... like he could go to a job interview for a bank when he's finished with the gig.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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It's funny the way he takes the guitar strap, it seems as if he played a Dobro.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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By the way, is it a Gibson?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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He writes about this in Chronicles:

First thing I did was go trade in my electric guitar, which would have been useless for me, for a double-O Martin acoustic. The man at the store traded me even and I left carrying the guitar in its case. I would play this guitar for the next couple of years or so
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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that sure is a lovely guitar! that's the only time he's ever played it, isn't it?


Ya I believe so. It's funny watching those Newport videos, seems like he's got a different guitar every time.


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yes, you're right, he use differents guitars. When He play Mr. Tambourine, during a workshop I thik that he use a Joan Baez's guitar.


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bob playing another interesting guitar at newport in '63

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jcastro wrote:
It's funny the way he takes the guitar strap, it seems as if he played a Dobro.

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i sure woulda liked to see that!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Gibson J-50

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Gibson J-200

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Worth a look :D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPyrUEBE6LQ


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Beautiful guitar and some fun playing... they look like they're having a great time.


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great. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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a special guitar:

http://dylanstubs.com/pictures/1995/950 ... Castro.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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jcastro wrote:
It's funny the way he takes the guitar strap, it seems as if he played a Dobro.

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this reminds me of what i read abt the extremely early beatles... silly looking young men barely or shoddily amplified and beating cheap acoustics... who knows how awful they sounded


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Anybody ever remember Dylan playing one of these?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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National is best known for making steel body acoustic guitars that were used by blues players of the 30s and 40s, like these:

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But they also made what were very unsuccessful electric guitars with distinctive body designs, now fairly rare:

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The day after the "Hard Rain" TV special aired, every guitar player in town was calling around to see if anybody had any idea what kind of guitar Dylan was playing on that show last night.
Pre-interwebs, it was probably weeks before anybody had the answer.

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Dylan with Ronnie Hawkins' Martin D-45. I remember when this guitar was up for sale 4-5 years ago.

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Long Johnny wrote:
National is best known for making steel body acoustic guitars that were used by blues players of the 30s and 40s, like these:

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But they also made what were very unsuccessful electric guitars with distinctive body designs, now fairly rare:

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The day after the "Hard Rain" TV special aired, every guitar player in town was calling around to see if anybody had any idea what kind of guitar Dylan was playing on that show last night.
Pre-interwebs, it was probably weeks before anybody had the answer.
If my memory serves me well, Montgomery Wards carried the National electric guitars in the '70s. That seems inconceivable to me today...


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Bob called this guitar "Rimbaud", I think.


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Bob called this guitar "Rimbaud", I think.


Really? Does it lack a sense of humor and post on Expecting Rain?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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You can have one too: http://cgi.ebay.com/1966-Martin-00-21-1 ... 43a46b3931


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Thu January 27th, 2011, 15:56 GMT 
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Solo Teem wrote:
jcastro wrote:
It's funny the way he takes the guitar strap, it seems as if he played a Dobro.

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this reminds me of what i read abt the extremely early beatles... silly looking young men barely or shoddily amplified and beating cheap acoustics... who knows how awful they sounded

Talking of which ... there's some amazing/amusing pics of the young fabs here.

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Looks like the bloke behind Paul is playing a tea chest bass.

Silly looking? Maybe - from a 21st century viewpoint - but they look like typical late 50s and early 60s young English geezers to me. 8) What did they sound like? Well there's the 1957 acetate of That'll Be The Day/In Spite of All The Danger ... readily available on official releases. Was there a tape of the Quarrymen made earlier? Can't recall. :(

EDIT: Here you are - the Quarrymen at the Woolton Fete in 1957 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BPnH2RHRUE

And the Quarrymen acetate (from 1958, I now believe ... )

That'll Be The Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz6GIuSy ... re=related

In Spite of All The Danger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuuOAA9e ... re=related


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