Glen Campbell's Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Bluebird » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:44 pm

I thought I had seen Glen with a 12-string version of his acoustic Mosrite. Her it is, GC initials and all.

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby jay » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:20 pm

On a Singapore edition of By The Time I Get To Phoenix

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Cowpoke » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:25 am

Thanks Wayne. I never saw that complete show before. As Glen already mentions on that Bob Hope special, a few days later he appeared on Bing Crosby's Hollywood Palace, playing this guitar.

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby jay » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Wayne...Great video...fun to watch! Totally agree. There's another guitar out there for you to sniff out. Makes you wonder who's closet (or attic) it's in.
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Bluebird » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:13 am

The video of If You Go Away was from a Bob Hope Special that aired Dec 19, 1968. The show in it's entirity is on YouTube.

It's gotta be a different guitar.

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Cowpoke » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:15 pm

My two cents: that date of January 1, 1968 could very well a default date. I mean, they probably know it's 1968 but the database requires a full date so they enter January 1. In other words, it could have also been made later in that same year.
Glen doing If You Go Away on that youtube video. I have no idea where that is from. Siblis, do you perhaps know it?
Glen did do If You Go Away on the Goodtime Hour twice: 26 February 1969 and 3 December 1969. But by then he would have used an Ovation right? Perhaps he also did it on the Summer Brothers Smothers Show, I don't know. Glen already recorded the song in April of 1968. Something tells me the video is not from one of his own shows...
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Bluebird » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:18 am

Pretty much has to be another one, then... and the search continues!

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby jay » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:24 pm

It's a good thought, but the picture of Glen sitting on the tracks, if correct by Getty, is Jan 1, which would precede the summer show.
That song was on the WL album, which shows to have been released in November.
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby Bluebird » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:22 am

Could it be that this video was made before the the damage and the different guard with the extra piece was put on?
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Postby jay » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:59 pm

Wayne,
Thank you.

To my knowledge, Mosrite did not produce an acoustic 12 during that period. Glen had a couple of electric 12's from Mosrite, but I don't recall seeing him with an acoustic 12. The possibility always exists that Semie crafted a Mosrite 12 neck and put it on another guitar or maybe Glen had him make him one. I just don't recall seeing one. Look at the Balladere below...at first glance you think it is the one in this topic...but the pick guard is totally different and I cannot find any Mosrite acoustic that had that pick guard...My first thought was that Glen had it made for his...but then why would it still have the tortoiseshell addition on it 50 years later, that is consistent with all the pictures and videos? Go figure. A mystery. Let me know if you have a pic of Glen with an acoustic 12 from Mosrite.

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