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Glen Campbell: Best Player with Weirdest (worst?) Taste in Guitars?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I dunno, man, I dig that Longhorn.

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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I've thought about tracking down a Super Axe more than once, TBH.

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  3. tanplastic

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    Tele with a Bigsby in this shot.
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    I've noticed the resemblance for some time now. But Chet looks more like Charles in that picture than any I've seen.
     
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    Definitely weird. As mentioned, I, too, always chalked it up to sponsorship/endorsements. Buddy Miller swears by his Wandres.
     
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    WOW, have never seen that shot before
     
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    Glen’s Bluebirds look pretty sweet.
     
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    According to Carol Kaye Glen used her Danelectro 6-String Bass for the solo on this and Galveston.
     
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    I know some-one with a room full of "great taste" guitars and amps. All the usual G and F branded classics, custom shop this, signature that. A marketer's dream. And when he plays he always sounds toneless, lifeless, and just plain bad.

    Glen Campbell played on more big hits than you can shake a stick at even before he released music under his own name and went on to be one of the biggest names in the 70s.

    You connect the dots.
     
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    He made a lot of money from Ovation. I bought an Ovation acoustic in the mid 70's mostly because of seeing him play them on his show. When he did his farewell tour, I saw him and he was playing a beautiful blue Strat that I would have loved to play. I think really talented guitarists can make music with just about anything.
     
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    The world would be poorer if every player like Glen Campbell just followed the crowd and played the same old Tele/Strat/Les Paul/335 gang of guitars.

    Great player, great music, great taste in guitars.. cause he played the guitars he wanted to play instead of the guitars the style police want everyone to play.
     
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    I appreciate the OP's humor, but theres a lot of guitars in that post I wouldnt mind crossing paths with (Dano Longhorn, others).

    Heaven forbid he make a career playing those awful things.
     
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    Yes. Yes it is.
     
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    I agree, immeasurable talent at everything, but lotta ugly guitars, lol. Endorsement deals I suspect.
     
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    In the pop-country world, Ovations were a BIG thing back in the day. So I'll cut him a break on that, even tho I don't really like 'em and never did (grew up two towns over from Ovation Instruments - everyone had one!)
    Nothing wrong with Mosrites. Or Dano baritones or 6 string basses, tho. The Hamer's got me scratching my head a bit...
     
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    apologies in advance:

     
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    Here's Glen tearing it up on his Teisco backing George Morgan, and dancing some kind of mashed potatoes thing while doing it. Plus there's a hot steel player and if that isn't enough for you, the Collins Kids appear out of nowhere to sing half a verse!


     
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    Epiphone zephyr weird or poor taste? That’s the golden era of NYC-style archtops. That is extremely patrician taste.
     
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    He had talent and didn't give a crap about the look of his guitars.
    Unlike you.
     
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    In Forest White's book, he mentions how Glen Campbell asked to endorse Fender and they turned him down... saying what a mistake that was, and that he went on to become famous player competitor's guitars.

    I think Glen Campbell probably played whatever companies would give him for free. I think Mosrite made some of the coolest looking guitars ever, though, so I'd say he had pretty good taste there.
     
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