Mike Bloomfield's Telecaster

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  1. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

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    I'd really like more info on the Blue tele. We assume it's the Monterey Tele. That got playtime at Newport as did the famous burst. He supposedly left the blue tele with the burst ad the club in Canada so he had the blue tele for a longer time than the historic Newport/Dylan/Butterfield Tele. It may have ended up on more recordings too.
     
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    Bloomfield wasn't. In addition to Dylan:
    Bill Aikins – keyboards
    Wayne Butler – trombone
    Kenneth Buttrey – drums
    Rick Danko or Bill Lee – bass guitar (New York)
    Bobby Gregg – drums (New York)
    Paul Griffin – piano (New York)
    Jerry Kennedy – guitar
    Al Kooper – organ, guitar
    Charlie McCoy – bass guitar, guitar, harmonica, trumpet
    Wayne Moss – guitar, vocals
    Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano, keyboards
    Robbie Robertson – guitar, vocals
    Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
    Joe South – bass guitar, guitar
     
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  4. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Probably confused with Al Kooper who was always mentioned in the same breath as Bloomfield. Al Kooper played organ on Blonde On Blonde. Bloomfield played on Highway 61.
     
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    I'm sorry but I can't even look at the Bloomfield Telecaster without feeling ill. It was butchered. We should just let it RIP and move on.
     
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    Charlie McCoy also played guitar on Highway 61. Al Kooper played organ on it as well.
     
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    I have seen video's of Dan Earlwine repairing a vintage Telecaster with some severe body wood modifications. When he was finished, you could hardly tell that there was any work done on it. He even relic the paint color so it would match the rest of the body. I bet he could have repaired that cutaway damage and made it look a whole lot better.
     
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    The Blonde on Blonde bit had me wondering cause it was in fact Robbie....peace
     
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    Or if you really wanted what he played just buy an old one. Gibson made the Randy Rhodes LPC. I understand he influenced a lot of people but for the money they were charging you could go buy a LPC from the same year in the same color.
     
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    True. And Fender already made this:

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    great stuff there
     
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