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Merle Haggard '78 ACL Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by h4ck.b0x7, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Tele-Holic

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    Does anybody have any details on the butterscotch Tele used by Merle during his 1978 ACL performance.

    I've searched all over but all I keep coming up with is info on his custom shop model.

    Maybe Redd would know, heck he might have even played it a time or two.

    Here's a video:

     
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  2. bluescaster72

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    its an early 50's blackguard . It may be the one given to him by Roy Buchanan. I know at that time he was using ernie ball 52-10s and the band was using peavey session 500's One of my favorite concerts and Roy Nichols solo on working man blues just kills !
     
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    Yes, great solo by Roy. Did Merle originally do Workin' Man's Blues in Ab?
     
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    No I think the orgional is in the key of A . Took me by surprise when on later versions it was in Ab. This is a great concert . one of my favorites
     
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    It was on the cover of Big City I think. My favorite era of Merle. He made great albums every year... 78, 79 and 80.
     
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    Great video! I hadn't seen this one. Thanks for posting it! Who's on the other Tele?
     
  7. h4ck.b0x7

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    This is only about half of it. The version I was watching is an hour long.

    I'd share it but I tried that with Danny Gatton's Licks & Tricks and the admins deleted the thread.
     
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