My Jimmy Bryant Guitar

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Leather Bound, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. jimmybusk

    jimmybusk Tele-Holic

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    thanks therhodeo, I looked at them on youtube,...smoking stuff,...but what i meant was the Tele' type ,jimmy Bryant sounding short riffs throughout the show
     
  2. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

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    Holy Canolis...
    A red Stratosphere Twin.
    Amazing.
    There was a guy on Ernest Tubb's TV show from the '50s who would sometimes have a single neck Stratosphere. I don't believe it was Billy Byrd.
     
  3. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Sorry Jimmy, all I know is that Flatt & Scruggs played the theme song "The Ballad of Jed Clampett". It's years and years since I saw it on Norwegian TV (or was it Swedish), and I don't even remember the background music :oops: ...

    It wouldn't surprise me if Tjarko knew though ;) ...
     
  4. Leather Bound

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    I'll Some More Pics Withing The Next Couple Of Days.

    Thanks,
    Matt Reeves
     
  5. Leather Bound

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    I'm Sorry To Say, But No, It Is't For Sale. Jimmy Bryant Did Some Sessions For My Dad Back In L.A. And I Always Wanted Something Like Jimmy's. Thanks A Million.

    Matt Reeves
     
  6. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks for the show-and-tell.
     
  7. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome Leatherbound, you'll have to excuse some of us skeptics,,we've been burned before and probably get burned again, great show
     
  8. tele0053

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    Here we go again!
    Can't wait to see where this one ends up...
     
  9. Leather Bound

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    Thanks Ricky, I'll Have Some More Pictures Here Shortly. So You Guys Can Get A Better Look.

    Thanks,
    Matt Reeves
     
  10. fws6

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    too bad it is not for sale

    still wondering if someone can explain me how to tune it, is it all thirds on the octave strings ?

    I'd like to give it a go on a regular 12 string
     
  11. OutlawSteph1975

    OutlawSteph1975 Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, all the courses are tuned in thirds.. some major, some minor. Vintage Guitar magazine printed the exact tuning in an issue. I'll look for it.
     
  12. IPLAYLOUD

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    Stratosphere at :40.
    Neat, huh?
    You even have Chet Atkins back there!

     
  13. Freedom Fries

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    Looks like TK Smith on Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek DVD.

    Jeremy Wakefield on a Bigsby steel guitar in there too.
     
  14. Leather Bound

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    That's Awesome, I've Never Seen A Single Neck Stratosphere!
     
  15. Leather Bound

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    I Couldn't Tell You How To Tune It. When Billy Gave It To Me, The Clay On The Tuners Had Crumbled Away, And The Nut Was Glued In About A Centimeter Off. So I've Never Played The 12 String. I Should Get It Fixed, But I Hardly Ever Get It Out Of The Case.
     
  16. Hiflyer

    Hiflyer Tele-Afflicted

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    You can see the Stratosphere on the Chet Atkins video:

     
  17. Leather Bound

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    More Pictures Of The Stratosphere

    Hey Guys, Here Are Some More Pictures Of My Guitar. Hope You Enjoy!

    Your Friend,
    Matt Reeves

    The Bridges
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    The Neck Plates
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    The Input Jack
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    The Toggle Switch
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  18. Leather Bound

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    And Some More...

    The Pickups
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    The Volume And Tone Controls
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    The Twelve String Neck
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    The Six String Neck
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  19. Leather Bound

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    A Couple More...

    The Two Bridges
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    My Stratosphere And Me
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  20. Rob Bourassa

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    I would like to try the thing. Are you taking it to any shows?
     
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