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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Thu January 27th, 2011, 18:07 GMT 
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Oh My God, this is a sweet guitar, beautiful. Image


And surprisingly affordable for a pre-WWII rosewood Martin in the scheme of things - a brand new D-28 "Authentic" has a list price of $39,999.00.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Thu January 27th, 2011, 18:13 GMT 
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 13:19 GMT 
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jcastro wrote:
Sep 1958 Image


Guitar: Probably Silvertone 1319.

Definitely NOT a "Harmony Stratotone" as mentioned here: http://bobdylansgear.blogspot.com/2011/ ... otone.html


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 15:24 GMT 
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^Thanks for this info :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 17:11 GMT 
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A few more details on the Silvertone guitar.

Silvertone was the brand name used by Sears to market Danelectro guitars. We cannot see the guitar's headstock in the September 1958 photo, so we cannot see the company logo. But we do see the upper part of the pick guard which allows us to identify the guitar as a Silvertone guitar. If it were a Danelectro there would be a "D" on the upper part of the pick guard.

The guitar Bob is holding in the photo seems to be black. If the dating of the photo (September 1958) is correct the guitar could be a fall 1957 Silvertone guitar, because Silvertone introduced two models in the fall of 1957 that were available in black enamel color: 1317 (one pickup) and 1319 (two pickups). Since we cannot see the lower part of the guitar we do not know the number of the pickups. So it could be the 1317 or 1319 model.

According to Bob's Hibbing era friend John Bucklen (On The Tracks interview) Bob ordered a "turquoise-colored" Silvertone from Sears. Since Silvertone did not market any turquoise guitars, Bucklen is probably mistaken on the instrument's color (or Bob had it repainted at some point?).

Again according to Bucklen, Bob's next electric guitar was a Supro Ozark, black with sunburst finish, which would make it this model:


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 17:28 GMT 
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Thanks for the info, i love old danelectros and silvertones!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 17:59 GMT 
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bob playing another interesting guitar at newport in '63

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Maybe some model "Stella" of the sixties?


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PostPosted: Sat January 29th, 2011, 21:46 GMT 
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I would actually prefer a thread about Charlie's guitars :wink: that Trussart Tele he plays is a piece of art


I'd prefer a thread on Prince's guitars
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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i have a Danelectro 59 DC (the one Jimmy Page played, and theres photos of the other Jimi playing one too :)) and it's an absolutely brilliant guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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From Newport '64

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF1BDSo3cxo


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piwzbTI6cg0 Matches the suit :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Sun January 30th, 2011, 20:32 GMT 
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That's his Martin "Negative" guitar. If you ask, Martin's custom shop will refuse to make you one that is exactly like that one. I talked to Chris Martin at a NAMM show recently and he said of all the celebs Martin is after for their "Signature" series Dylan & McCartney are the ones they'd like the most. Joel Gilbert has this guitar, but with just the single pickguard.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Mon January 31st, 2011, 19:36 GMT 
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Dylan and an SG... somewhere in 1988.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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^^^ see first post :wink:

the pic is from the R'n'R hall of fame and I think it's George Harrison's SG as George plays Dylan's Washburn...


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Please accept my apologies. I did not remember to look at the first page... :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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From Bob Dylan's Gear: Bob holding a Guild CE-100 DP at the 17 & 20 November 1971 Allen Ginsberg recording sessions ...


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Mon February 7th, 2011, 17:12 GMT 
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Hoping to see Bob with one of these around his neck for the upcoming tour...

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And I'd be even happier to see him flailing away on one of these!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Think of the endless noodling bob could do on that guitar! Maybe the Tony, Stu, Bob and Charlie could all share that one guitar, Bob would be able to save some room on the tour bus!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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another impossible love: Martin d-45 actual price $ 9,999

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Fri February 25th, 2011, 15:53 GMT 
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This site is amazing and growin'

http://bobdylansgear.blogspot.com/

Thanks again for this info.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Thanks jcastro, a fascinating website!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Think of the endless noodling bob could do on that guitar! Maybe the Tony, Stu, Bob and Charlie could all share that one guitar, Bob would be able to save some room on the tour bus!
Such thoughts contain mind-blowing possibilities... :D

Good God, Almighty, it would be like dying and going to heaven!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
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Thanks jcastro, a fascinating website!

Nooo, thanks to My Echo & My Shadow, very much appreciated!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Guitars
PostPosted: Wed March 22nd, 2017, 17:47 GMT 
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Joining in 5 years too late, but: I just saw a picture of Bob playing a Les Paul. Does anyone know how often he's played Les Pauls on stage? I know there is at least one dodgy, maybe photoshopped image, but the one I saw was genuine. Here I thought he only played Stratocasters. Was this a one off? Or did he have a Les Paul period? :)


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