Welcome to Glen Campbell Forums On The Net
(c) 2014-2020 GLEN CAMPBELL FORUMS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop

A look at the history behind many of the guitars Glen has used throughout his career.
Post Reply
User avatar
jay
Posts: 259
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:31 am
Contact:

Early 60's W.G. Barker Archtop

Post by jay » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:13 pm

In the following photo's we see Glen in the recording studio, presumably during mid-1968. He is pictured with an archtop guitar. I am presuming that this studio work was for the Wichita Lineman album and/or his compilation with Bobbie Gentry, as the shirt and coat can be seen on the cover of Wichita Lineman. It is the only time that Glen was seen with this archtop, so it may have belonged to the recording studio.

1.jpg
W.G. Barker Archtop
1.jpg (30.03 KiB) Viewed 380 times
2.jpg
W.G. Barker Archtop
2.jpg (46.09 KiB) Viewed 380 times
3.jpg
W.G. Barker Archtop
3.jpg (32.44 KiB) Viewed 380 times
4.jpg
W.G. Barker Archtop
4.jpg (30.33 KiB) Viewed 380 times
5.jpg
Wichita Lineman
5.jpg (12.3 KiB) Viewed 380 times

W. G. Barker handmade his boutique archtops in Toledo, beginning in the early 1960's. They are extremely rare today. The guitar Glen used, featured all solid tonewoods and is fitted with a floating DeArmond pickup. The slender profile neck was super comfortable to play up & down the fretboard. The guitar offered a warm, rich tone with superb resonance.
Here are a couple of pictures of a similar guitar that was made around 1963.

wg.jpg
VINTAGE 1963 W.G. BARKER BOUTIQUE HANDMADE ARCHTOP
wg.jpg (239.35 KiB) Viewed 380 times
wg1.jpg
VINTAGE 1963 W.G. BARKER BOUTIQUE HANDMADE ARCHTOP
wg1.jpg (416.29 KiB) Viewed 380 times
wg2.jpg
VINTAGE 1963 W.G. BARKER BOUTIQUE HANDMADE ARCHTOP
wg2.jpg (580.7 KiB) Viewed 380 times



Post Reply