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Jerry Wallace's 12 string long horned guitar WHY?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by walleyeman, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. walleyeman

    walleyeman Tele-Holic

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Hills of Arkansas
    Have you ever seen or played one of these guitars?

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  2. If I said I resemble that guitar would you call me a lyre?
     
  3. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    Don't know why, but I am reminded of Romeo Rose's guitar.
     
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  5. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Maybe he had good wood and wanted to portray that in his instrument.
     
  6. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looks like you could hang your laundry on it, if need be.
     
  7. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll bet that was more of a prop then it was his guitar.
     
  8. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 28, 2009
    Calera, Alabama
    It got him on a record cover didn't it? ;)
     
  9. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    But not Blind Mellon Chittlin'
     
  10. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    I think the suit was more than sufficient for that, the guitar was completely unnecessary.
     
  11. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You are the Man JDC!

    Did you notice how it picked up (or lost) the sunburst and lost (or picked up) the trapeze tailpiece between photos?

    I remember seeing photos of that guitar on the cover of some Jerry Wallace album my mother had...the one with that song from Night Gallery...If You Leave Me Tonight I will Cry.

    Even contemplated trying to build something similar.

    Thanks for digging that out!
     
  12. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle

    The inlays are different as well.
     
  13. Westerly Sunn

    Westerly Sunn Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2006
    S.E. North Carolina
    That right there is a devil-worshippin' gee-tar... tsk-tsk-tsk...
     
  14. JDC

    JDC Tele-Holic

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    May 9, 2003
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    In the article , Scott Turner says

    "I did have to ‘borrow’ it before the final sunburst finish was applied because I was asked by the director of a film titled ‘Hootenanny Hoot’ to use it in a scene in the movie."

    Sounds as if it was a work in progress. Maybe the same for the inlays?

    I just had to hear what it sounded like. The article said it was used in the intro to "Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals. It's on YT (isn't everything?) if, like me, you are curious about how it sounded.
     
  15. ROADMAN

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  16. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    This had to be an early collaborative effort with Bose in the early stages of the "acoustic wave speaker system."
     
  17. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    Lyre guitars have been around for a long time.

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  18. Rockdog

    Rockdog Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 4, 2010
    Shrewsbury, MA
    Big Daddy, you win the Internet today! :lol:
     
  19. walleyeman

    walleyeman Tele-Holic

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Hills of Arkansas
    Great Information. Thanks
     
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