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Glen Campbell's Gibson B25-12N Twelve String

A look at the history behind many of the guitars Glen has used throughout his career.
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Re: Glen Campbell's Gibson B25-12N Twelve String

Post by Dee » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:14 pm

Glen Campbell is posing here with his Gibson B25-12N Twelve String Guitar. (Thank you, jay, for confirming this guitar's identify for me.)
Apparently, Glen was 28 years old when this picture was taken, dating the guitar with Glen to 1964, the same year "The Astounding 12 String Guitar of Glen Campbell" was released.
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Glen Campbell's Gibson B25-12N Twelve String

Post by jay » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:26 pm

The Gibson B25-12N 12 string was first introduced by Gibson in 1961. It was Gibson's first entry into the 12 string market. With the onset of the Folk Era of the early 1960’s, well known guitar builders started producing quality twelve string guitars. Glen appears to have started his 12 string career with a 12N, which stood for "natural finish".

Glen is captured in several TV appearances with this guitar in the early 60's:

Here is seen singing "Kentucky Means Paradise" around 1962.



He also appeared on several episodes of Star Route playing the Gibson 12.



The Gibson B25 made the front cover of Glen's album dedicated to the 12 string..."The Astounding 12 String Guitar of Glen Campbell" which was released in 1964.
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It appears that Glen lost interest in the B25 after a few years as other 12 strings, both acoustic and electric, took the B25's place.



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