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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by jay » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:48 pm

Totally a guess...
Same guitar
Gibson
If that is right, then
B Series
If that is right
B25
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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Cowpoke » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:56 am

Early in Glen's career as a studio musician, his command of the 12-string guitar brought him a lot of work. I wonder what type of guitar he played.


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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by jay » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:48 am

Semie Mosley
Started with Rickenbacker when he was a kid. Then started making his own guitars by hand. He got visibility by top names (Nokie, Glen, B Mandrell) using his guitars and then his business grew and became pretty popular. Then didnt and he went BK. Started all over again and passed away. I think one of his kids still make Mosrites.



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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Cowpoke » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:53 am

Thanks Jay. That is very interesting. I didn't know they assembled these guitars by using different parts of different types of guitars. Who is Semie btw?


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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by jay » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:27 pm

Headstock says it is a Mosrite 335 knockoff. It has a thinner body and bigger pickguard than the one in the BW picture. Depending on when this photo was taken, it might be a Gibson body, with one of Semie's necks on it. He was known to do that when he first got started.



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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Cowpoke » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:49 am

Haha... I thought it was a very odd looking guitar but now I see there are quite a few guitars like that. Okay, what about this one?

http://glencampbellfan.files.wordpress. ... studio.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I know, the angle of the photo is not really good for identifying that guitar. But... I love the color.


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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by jay » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:40 am

Cowpoke...not a lot to go on...but Martin use to make archtops that broke off the "f"s like that.



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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Cowpoke » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:53 pm

Okay, better picture, different guitar. What kind of guitar is Glen holding on the front cover of Big Bluegrass Special and did he ever actually play it?

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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Dee » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:16 am

Hi, jay,

Cowpoke only has this small size photo that originally came from Dennis McCarthy's old website. I have googled and can no longer find that website.

Does anyone else have this photo?

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Re: Can You Identify These Guitars?

Post by Dee » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:53 am

Welcome, jay!

Thanks for your question and interest in the guitar pictured here.

Cowpoke must have uploaded this photo, so I'll check the source with him.

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