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What Kind of Guitar is This?

BonesBones Moderator
edited July 2007 in Photos Posts: 3,319
Are there any other pictures of Django playing this guitar?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... =WDVW&rd=1

Thanks

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  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
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    It's a Levin archtop; it belonged to Freddy Guy, Duke's guitarist (the photo dates from Django's US trip). For another picture, look up and to the right...

    or:
    07301r.jpg

    07311r.jpg

    other interesting photos from the same session can be had here:
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?g ... ammem_553w:

    best,
    Jack.
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
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    And can we talk about that thumbnail?
  • SorefSoref Brookline, MA✭✭✭✭
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    Hahaha

    Yeah that thumb has always disturbed me a bit. Do you think he preferred to keep the fingernails long on his right hand for lonely nights without a plectrum? :shock:
  • CalebFSUCalebFSU Tallahassee, FLModerator Made in USA Dell Arte Hommage
    Posts: 557
    Man, I thought I was the only person who was weirded out by that. It has obviously nothing to do with his playing and it is pretty silly to think about, but something about it always kind of got to me.
    Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
  • BonesBones Moderator
    Posts: 3,319
    Thanks for the replies.

    Are there any pictures of the tailpiece and a front view of the peghead?

    I couldn't get the link above to open.
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
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    Sorry, this link should work.
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?a ... 1910-1953+))
    You'll need to copy the whole line into your address bar though, or just Google Bill Gottlieb Django.

    I haven't seen any photos like you asked for; you can probably find something similar online somewhere...Levin was a Swedish (?) company if that helps...

    best,
    Jack.
  • BonesBones Moderator
    Posts: 3,319
    Thanks for the reply Jack!
  • BonesBones Moderator
    Posts: 3,319
    Ted,

    Thanks for the link. That guitar is cool looking. I wonder how they sound. Has anyone ever played one?
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