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by Drew
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop
Replies: 4
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Re: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop

Here is a picture of Al Casey with Duane Eddy and the W.G. Barker guitar at Casey's home in Toluca Lake circa 1960's.
by Drew
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop

Hello Jay, This is the only picture I can find with Richard Bennett playing the Gibbons/Casey/Bennett Barker archtop. "Mr. Barkers story, or what there is of it, is truly interesting." Agreed, and his luthier work is very underrated to my view. If you can find one they are very reasonably priced for...
by Drew
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop

Good post! The W.G. Barker that Mr Campbell is using was not a studio guitar. It was owned by Wrecking Crew ace guitarist Al Casey. Mr Casey originally purchased the instrument from fellow Wrecking Crew member Bobby Gibbons who, I believe, ordered the guitar directly from W.G. Barker. The guitar is ...