Chet's acoustic guitar on "Solo Flights" & "Me and my guita"

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Chet's acoustic guitar on "Solo Flights" & "Me and my guita"

Postby the-ocean87 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:35 am

Hello.

I really like Chet's playing on "Solo Flights" and "Me and my guitar". Two of my favourite albums; especially "Solo Flights".
Does anyone know which acoustic guitar he used to record these albums?

The guitar sounds a bit like his classical electric, however that is impossible because the CE was introduced in 1981 if I'm correct. This for example sounds a bit like it was recorded with his electric classical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iYdBBw-X88

and also his "Struttin" from "Me and my guitar" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoVB-LqjXBE

What was the first album he recorded using his CE model?

Thank you in advance :D
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Re: Chet's acoustic guitar on "Solo Flights" & "Me and my gu

Postby Eddie Estes » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:14 pm

I am just guessing but it was probably a classical with a Prismatone pickup installed
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Re: Chet's acoustic guitar on "Solo Flights" & "Me and my gu

Postby Hendrik » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:06 pm

I am quoting Craig, he mentioned this once on the Chetboard in 2011:

Now, for some facts: At this time, Chet recorded quite a bit with an an Estruch classic fitted with a Baldwin Prismatone pickup. (He used this on Struttin', from the same LP.) Chet used many mics during his career, but he is on record as saying that he liked the Neumann KM84 for recording classicals. This mic was readily available during this time (mid/late 1970's), so I would vote for a combination of Estruch with Prismatone, and one or more KM84 mic(s). Of course, there is some very nice EQ and reverb, possibly EMT plate reverb- the real deal.


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A photo of the guitar.

Hope this answers your question.
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Re: Chet's acoustic guitar on "Solo Flights" & "Me and my gu

Postby DagerRande » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:32 pm

Hendrik! From across the ocean you're still able to enlighten us!
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