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Glen Campbell's Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Dee » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Glen plays the Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401, on an episode of the Summer Brothers Smothers Show, which aired August 4, 1968 on CBS.
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:07 am

Here is Glen, in the summer of 1968, on one of the episodes of the Summer Brothers Smothers Show, which was on CBS.
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Glen and Lee Hazelwood on The Summer Smothers Brothers Show", in 1968
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:45 am

An eagle-eyed forum member pointed out that Eric is only playing the 12-string Mosrite acoustic throughout the video. Glen is seen holding the sixer at the end of the song.

I subjected myself to this song one more time to see that this indeed, true! ;)

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Cowpoke » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:22 pm

Now I see it! Thanks Wayne.


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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:53 am

Cowpoke;

At about 2:29 you can see the longer headstock on the 12'er.

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Cowpoke » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:28 am

Thanks Wayne. When does Eric switch between the 6 string and the 12 string. I can't tell, it all looks like the same guitar to me! :)


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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:36 pm

...or at least, introduced them to North American television...

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:04 pm

I thought this this would be an interesting video for this thread: Eric Clapton playing both of Glen's Mosrite acoustics, 6 and 12 string during this silly song from the Sumers Brothers Smothers Show in 1968. Glen introduced Cream to the world!

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Travel Town museum is located at Griffith Park in LA. It is where the first two pictures in the first topic were taken. The engine was owned by the AT&SF. This engine is one of forty-five built by Baldwin in 1899 for the AT&SF. Originally #891, it was renumbered #664 in 1900. In 1910, it was loaned to the Pecos & Northern Texas Railway for a year but then returned to the AT&SF. It hauled freight on AT&SF's Northern, Southern, Panhandle, Plains and Gulf Divisions, and was still in active service when donated to the museum in 1953. #664 weighs 161,500 lbs. The 98,000 lb tender held 5,000 gallons of water and 9 tons of oil.
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:55 pm

Nice find, Wayne...and thanks for sharing that.
Too bad no one ever had the conversation with Semie about his relationship with Glen back then. They HAD to have one. Glen didn't play Mosrites for that long of period of time and he had a slew of them...some with personalized necks.



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