Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

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Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

Postby PhilHunt » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:52 pm

I always wondered if Jack Parson's thick body Bigsby guitar is the same guitar that was in Merle's 1940's soundies....anybody know?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvkppduB5d0
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Re: Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

Postby Norm » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:20 am

I believe it was.

There was a thread about it some years back and it was definitely cited that Travis borrowed the guitar for the clip
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

Postby rhirvine » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:29 pm

I don't know about the guitar but I sure enjoyed that old clip. Travis just seemed at his very best and I loved his playing and his band.

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Re: Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

Postby Jussi Huhtakangas » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:51 am

Yes, it is the same guitar. Originally it was a hollowbody Kay that Bigsby totally rebuilt. You can read everything about it, or everything about any Bigsby standard guitar, here at Deke Dickerson's incredible blog:
http://www.bigsbyfiles.blogspot.de/
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Re: Merles' Thick Body Bigsby Guitar

Postby Norm » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:44 am

Deke is an extremely good writer.
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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