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Hank Sr. & a Telecaster!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Johnny Isaacs, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Johnny Isaacs

    Johnny Isaacs Tele-Afflicted

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    Hello all! It's me again with another story in Country Music. As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Hank Williams. (Heck I like all 4 of them ~ Sr, Jr, III & Holly. I even named my daughter Audrey)
    You may remember my post about Big Bill Lister from a couple of months ago:
    http://www.tdpri.com/viewtopic.php?t=25364&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=bill+lister

    Anyway I'm always searching for more stuff from that era, be it music, records, musicians, instruments, or pictures. Well I have one pic of Hank Sr. and one of the guys in his band is playing a Fender P bass (the original Tele style one) and I've always wondered if there was one of Hank with a Telecaster. Hank died on New Years day Jan 1st, 1953. The Tele was still new, but had been around for at least 3 years. Hank toured the California area quite a bit as well.

    Which leads me to this pic of a feller named Harvey T. “Blackie” Bennett. I don't really know much about him, but man did he have a great guitar! (Who here wouldn't give their "I" teeth for that guitar today?!)
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    He also played with Bill Monroe and Chet Atkins on some Opry shows.

    Just thought I'd share a GREAT Telecaster & Hank Williams picture with you all.

    Johnny Isaacs
     
  2. editorjuno

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    What a great photo.

    Thanks, Johnny -- it's really something to think that Hank's Martin dreadnought was a newer design back in the '50s than the Tele is now -- time sure does fly on by, and the early Nocasters and Teles are now genuine classics right alongside those big herringbone-bound flat-top masterpieces!
     
  3. Muttcaster

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    That can't be a real 50's Telecaster 'cause the fingerboard isn't worn. I bet it's a copy.

    8) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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  5. SteveY

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    Nice TV front Fender amp too.
     
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    Wonderful pic!
    Is that an accordian player behind Hank?!?!?
     
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    Johnny...

    No Jett?

    Thanks for the pic - vintage cool! 8)
     
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    Definitely an accordian player behind Hank. I believe that was before they passed that law ................"Play an accordian ......... Go to jail".
     
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    I guess Hank was going for that "Bakersfield sound"... ;)
     
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    <li>That TELECASTER muss haff been won of them fiddy tew anna haff sock tuckers.
    <li>Lookin at them 12th fret marker dots giffs me a cedrin headache.
    [*]They even look outta line!!
    [*]Are they unner the A and B strings?
    [*]Is the A string won rite and the B string won off toward the center
    more as a fiddy tew wood be? Gotta be won of the "52 1/2" jobber-dews.

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    <li>Thanx Johnny !!!!

    (Yes they were that white back then)

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    Please visit my page
     
  11. jz63

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    Johnny;
    You don't have a pic of Hank's pedalboard that you can post as well do ya? ;)
    Re; Hank's Martin.. I recall that in Chet Flippo's Hank book it lists his guitars in the bit dealing with Hank's estate. I seem to remember it listing a D-18 as well as his Southern Jumbo and D-28's. Have you ever seen a pic of Hank with the D-18?
    Surely ol' Hank would have picked up that Tele and had a play on it to see what the new-fangled Fender guitars were all about. What I wouldn't give to have a pic of that!
     
  12. cowboytwang

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    I have seen a few pictures of him with the 18. He sure did like those D28's, I think I've seen more pictures of him what a D-28 than just about anyone.

    Here is a pic of the Southern Jumbo

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    Another (Looks like young Chet off to the side)
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  13. lenny

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    SOCK TUCKERS! LOL
    i think that's better than duck plucker...
    sorry, carry on.
    cool pic!
     
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    Hank Sr and a D-18

    Here it is kids:

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    From the "Hank Williams Country Music Folio" (The one with the GREEN cover.)
     
  15. lenny

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    the southern jumbo photo's way better.
    maybe that's why gibsons always show up on award shows :p
    cool pic nonetheless
    :)
     
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    Hey Buckocaster51,

    The other picture I was looking for with the D18 must have been in that same studio, but Hank is holding a sack of flour on his shoulder and you just see a little of the 18.

    If I can find it I'll post it here.
     
  17. Twang

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    man I love this thread.

    right click. save as. :D

    keep'em coming
     
  18. lenny

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    you have that original photo? it just hit me how MEGA cool that is! if you do.
    even so.
    guys like you make this board so interesting
     
  19. cowboytwang

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    How about Hank with a J-45
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    Another of the Southern Jumbo with attitude and cigarette on headstock.

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  20. lenny

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    tripod doesnt let you reference "their" pics
     
  21. cowboytwang

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    I found the Flour sack/D18 picture.

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