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    Billy Bird
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    Hi all. I come in search of expert help. A friend’s been in touch with the picture below asking if I know anyone who might be able to identify the guitars shown. I assume it’s a fairly sizeable bet based upon the keenness of said friend to get the info.
    Feel free to tell me to sling my hook, but if any of you could help, it’d be much appreciated.
    #http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/BillyB_/geetars.jpg

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    • #65742
      1bassleft
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      I’ve seen him! All credit to the bloke, but, vital question; what purpose does he serve as a telly-teacher? He even makes my head spin. Can’t work out what he’s doing 😕

    • #65737
      lee_UK
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      Also the bass tutor on the Musicians Channel on Sky TV plays a right handed bass turned upsidedown with the strings the wrong way around, maybe they are not as weird and rare as we think they are!

    • #65712
      1bassleft
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      I play guitar that way (OK, I’m rubbish) but my basses are strung correctly. I just got used to borrowing guitars from others that weren’t my way. I seem to remember the rhythm player of late-70s Whitesnake did the same. If you watch “The Doves”, their lefty plays a Precision upside, with the strings still as a righty. Eeewww, that’s strange.

    • #65736
      Rocklogicxxxxx
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      [quote=”lee_UK”]your hands must be hurting after all that ‘self backslapping’ glw.

      Lefties, i met a fellow the other day played a righthanded guitar in a left handed way with all the strings upside down, any special Forum for him?
      now he would be as lonely as the Beagle lander.
      Hello?

      Hello?[/quote]

      Funnily enough, I have a friend who also plays that way … strung right-handed but held lefth-handed. Guitar, bass and Stick. He’s rather an exceptional bass player and even did a stint touring with Rick Wakeman. (His dream come true!) He could really get around the bass and his slapping technique was a wonder to behold.

    • #65722
      lee_UK
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      your hands must be hurting after all that ‘self backslapping’ glw.

      Lefties, i met a fellow the other day played a righthanded guitar in a left handed way with all the strings upside down, any special Forum for him?
      now he would be as lonely as the Beagle lander.
      Hello?

      Hello?

    • #65730
      glw
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      [quote=”Rocklogicxxxxx”]
      My vote is now with Hagstrom. I was racking my brains for a quality guitar that had a bolt on neck and Billy Bird jolted my memory. [/quote]

      Ahem! *cough*

    • #65740
      Rocklogicxxxxx
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      [quote=”Billy Bird”][quote=”glw”]

      Also, the guitar on the far right – might it be a Hagstrom Swede perhaps?[/quote]

      Having checked their site, I think you might be onto something there.[/quote]

      I decided to noodle (enlarge,expand and enhance) the photo and….. If it’s a cheap copy then it’s a very expensive one!

      Lee, you were correct re the tele-control panel. I’m reminded of the old Les Paul Recording Model (not that this is one of those). If you look closely at the enlarged pic you’ll see that the top end of the fingerboard is cut at an angle. Does this give us any clues?

      My vote is now with Hagstrom. I was racking my brains for a quality guitar that had a bolt on neck and Billy Bird jolted my memory. I was lent a (Lefty) Hagstrom for a couple of months by one of the actors of the show I was doing in the West End after my Les Paul was stolen from the dressing room. What are the chances of that?!! The Hagstrom was a fab guitar and one I’d be happy to own.

      1bass.. nice idea with the Lefty catagory but is there enough difference other than we point the other direction? ( and some knobs are wired in reverse).
      I recently came across a lefty muso website. The posts were infrequent to say the least and consisted of people saying..” Hello? anybody here?” “and “Quiet in here, isn’t it.” It was a desolate and lonely experience (cue tumbleweed). The folks here may be mostly right-handed but they mean well! I vote we stay here.. at least it’s warm! Mince pies, anyone?

      Susan’s Gruntings to all.

    • #65716
      Billy Bird
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      [quote=”glw”]

      Also, the guitar on the far right – might it be a Hagstrom Swede perhaps?[/quote]

      Having checked their site, I think you might be onto something there.

    • #65761
      glw
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      Couldn’t the Gibson semi be a 330?

      Also, the guitar on the far right – might it be a Hagstrom Swede perhaps?

    • #65758
      1bassleft
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      Nice to see Dave back again. I can push for a “lefty” category on the forum, now 🙂

    • #65746
      lee_UK
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      The 355/Casino could well be a 335, it just looks a little to thin on the body to be a 335 to me, i have a Gibson 335 dot – reissue, and it looks a bit thicker than that one, as for the one at the far right, i bet its an expensive custom made model, i cant see this guy with a rack of top quality guitars and then an old duffer at the back.

    • #65745
      Billy Bird
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      Cheers for the help. So then, it seems the two causing most doubt are the second from left and the guitar on the far right. Anyone able to clear this up?

    • #65738
      Rocklogicxxxxx
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      [quote=”lee_UK”]Left to right,
      Fender Telecaster standard, looks quite old, may be a copy but judging by the rest of the gear it looks like a fender.

      Gretsch Country or Nashville classic.

      Gibson 355 semi type, looks too thin to be a 335, could also be a Epiphone Casino.

      Fender thinline 72′ .

      Gibson Les Paul Standard or Delux

      Cant make the last one out, maybe a Gretsch again, looks like semi accoustic but with telecaster style controls. Block markers are screaming Gibson, but umm needs thinking about.[/quote]

      Hi “guys n’ gals, “

      To me the middle guitar is with out doubt a Gibson 335… it just oozes quality. The upper bouts/cutaways are unmistakeably Gibson whilst the guitar at the far end is a cheap copy. It has a bolt-on neck which is a dead give-away…the body bindings stop at the joint where there is no more wood (and at too acute an angle) and there is a square-ish block where the heel should be. This is par for the course on bolt-on neck joints.

      The presence of telecaster style controls I think is an optical illusion of/from a reflection of the guitar in front.

      As a south-paw and as a younger player I was always interested in Gibson type semi’s as they could be flipped over and played left-handed without too much trouble. This was in the days when a decent leftie would have been out of my range. I did, however, own a Shaftesbury copy of a Gibson Berney Kessel which wasn’t a bad guitar but nothing like the original, really. Check out some pics on …..http://rocklogic-music.blogspot.com….

      Seasonal type wishes to one and all

    • #65759
      Billy Bird
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      A very impressive first response. Cheers for taking the time.

    • #65720
      lee_UK
      Participant

      Left to right,
      Fender Telecaster standard, looks quite old, may be a copy but judging by the rest of the gear it looks like a fender.

      Gretsch Country or Nashville classic.

      Gibson 355 semi type, looks too thin to be a 335, could also be a Epiphone Casino.

      Fender thinline 72′ .

      Gibson Les Paul Standard or Delux

      Cant make the last one out, maybe a Gretsch again, looks like semi accoustic but with telecaster style controls. Block markers are screaming Gibson, but umm needs thinking about.

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