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Info about Kenny Vaughan's Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jonkay1, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. jonkay1

    jonkay1 Tele-Meister

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    I've searched the web and can't find any info. What kind of Tele is Kenny Vaughan playing? What kind of pickups? Electronics? Any info would sure be appreciated.
     
  2. strat-o-teleman

    strat-o-teleman Tele-Meister

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    Pretty sure it/they were built by Joe Glaser, not sure of the specifics.

    He's one of my favorites,though. His Style and Tone are always just right.IMHO
     
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    He says in a youtube vid or maybe in a guitar mag that his guitars are made by Floyd Cassivas(? spelling) who iirc worked for Glaser... I did some searching for him online a while back and couldn't find anything... he may say about his guitars in his d'addario flatwounds interview on youtube or it may have been in an issue of Guitar Player a few months back that had an article about Marty Stuart
     
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    hism-scism NEW MEMBER!

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    As SpaceyBen indicated, at least some of Kenny Vaughan's guitars are built by Floyd Cassista. As far as I know, Floyd is still working with Joe Glaser.
     
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    The main Guitar he plays on the Marty Stuart show looks to be 65 or 66 with a rosewood fretboard. Love the way he plays and his tone.
     
  6. jonkay1

    jonkay1 Tele-Meister

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    I would really love to know what kind of pickups are in that guitar. His sound borders on magical. He achieves a bell-like chimey tone that you just can't seem to get these days. I know he's playing through that silver faced Princeton Reverb, which helps.
     
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    I've seen Kenny play many different guitars over the years, had an Ugly A$$ Green G&L for quite awhile...Strats too...he's not a One Guitar guy at all.
     
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    That Kenny Vaughn feller has some serious chops! And when you combine that with Marty Stuarts great B-bending---you get magic!

    I can't think of enough Fabulous Superlatives to describe their playing.
     
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    And did I forget to mention he is married to Carmella Ramsey !......sigh..:oops:
     
  10. Dr. Bill

    Dr. Bill Tele-Afflicted

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    Brought to you by the magic of Google :lol::

    From http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/country-soul/aug-06/22084

    Kenny, what gear did you use for the Badlands and Souls’ Chapel records?

    Vaughn: My main guitars are chambered-body models loaded with Lindy Fralin pickups built by Floyd Cassista, who works for luthier Joe Glaser in Nashville. I also used an early ’80s Squire Strat quite a bit—I found out that Hollywood Fats played one, and he’s my favorite, so that made me feel good—and a ’59 Harmony Meteor that my father-in-law gave me. It’s the model Keith Richards and Dave Davies used. My amps were a Fender Princeton Reverb and a little Valco 1x12 combo. Man, I love Princetons. Turn ’em on, turn ’em up, use too much reverb and tremolo, and go for it! My strings are .012 sets of flatwounds, because I find flatwounds give the front end of the note more pop, and that notes decay smoother than they do with roundwound strings. Also, when I layer parts in the studio, flatwounds toughen up the track without getting in the way of the other instruments—especially if I use a real clean sound, and pick by the bridge using a medium-gauge pick. Listen to Wes Montgomery or Jimmy Bryant, and you’ll get an idea of what flatwounds sound like.
     
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    I was lucky enough to meet Kenny a couple times while in Nashville. The first time he was raving about old Fender Broncos and said the B16(I believe?) Bigsby on his Glaser is the best Bigsby for a Tele. Put a tune-a-matic bridge on it. Second time he was playing a Jaguar.
     
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    I've seen him play alot over the years. Seen him with that G&L tele style guitar with a bigsby, a Sunburst Tele, a couple of Floyd Cassita semi hollowbodies loaded with Fralins (one w/ humbuckers), a Jauguar, and that tele he plays on the Marty Stuart show. I've even seen him play ES-335s and Rickenbackers when he was with Lucinda Williams.

    He once told me that he sometimes uses a Blues Driver, and an Even Tide Delay. Always Flat wounds.
    I got a good look at the Fender Princeton he was using at the Ryman last month. It was Black Faced (very clean maybe a reissue?) and the settings that night were Volume-5 treble-3 bass-4 Reverb-6. The speed and intensity knobs were both on 1, so if he used tremelo that night it came from a pedal. Hope this helps. Wish I could play like him. Him and Marty are a modern day Don and Buck!
     
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    Pedal Board

    Here's a pictue of what I believe to be his pedal board that night last june. I think I see a boss dd-3, a boss tremelo and I'm not sure about the blue pedal is that a blues driver or a CS-3 compressor. Can you Indentify anything else? What are those white pedals. There some stuff up top you can't really see also.
     

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    Bump, I thought more people would like to see this thread.
     
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    I saw Marty and his fabulous superlatives once for an acoustic gig in Ashland, Ky. Kenny had a big of flat top with a tailpiece bridge setup. They were all dressed in black tuxes trimmed in neon green. Marty had neon green fringe and a big tassles.
     
  17. Chip

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    Here are some pics of the green tele.......
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    Man, I really love watching and hearing Kenny play.
     
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    Kenny on flatwounds



    He really burns on these 2 tunes, and it sure DON'T sound like flatwounds:

     
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    I've seen him play strats and it seems like regardless of what he's playin' he just flat out smokes it !! Just a very cool guitar player !!
     
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