Categorie: Iconic guitars

zzxd | Iconic guitars: British and an Irish man (5)

In this column: blackie, greeny, ex-sunburst Of the hundreds of guitars that blues-rock legend Eric Clapton had his favorite was one that he had a hand in designing. In 1970 Eric was at Sho-Bud guitar shop in Nashville and saw in a back room of the shop a rack of vintage Strats from the 1950s. …

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zzxe | Iconic guitars (4)

In this column: large gibson hollow bodies, nancy, number one T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker, Dallas Texas) played on different guitars in three eras: 1930-1950 on a Gibson ES-250, 1950-1970 on an ES-5 and from 1970 on an ES-335. He used the guitars favored by the early jazz guitarists (like Charlie Christian). T-Bone Walker was …

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zzxf | Iconic guitars (3)

In this column: the hoss, gibson ES-335 lefty, old lady Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) was a blues singer-songwriter and important in the post-war blues scene, and is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". In 1957, Waters bought a brand new, 1958 Fender Telecaster. Originally white, with an ash body and a maple …

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zzxg | Iconic guitars: the Kings (2)

In this column: lucille, lucy, gibson es-345 In 1949, BB King was playing a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. The hall was being heated by barrels which were half full of kerosene. A fight broke out, knocking over one of the barrels and setting the building ablaze. King realized he had left his beloved Gibson …

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zzxh | Iconic guitars (1)

In this column: hard rock, nine-string guitar, kalamazoo The 1933 National Duolin resonator guitar "Hard Rock" of Booker T Washington "Bukka" White. Bukka used used this guitar as his main gigging and touring guitar for three decades. He was a founding father of the Delta Blues and an influential, definitive player of the genre. He and …

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