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GUEST,stringsinger Guitars of Fame and Legend. (110* d) RE: Guitars of Fame and Legend. 09 Nov 08

One guitar not mentioned was Freddie Greene's Stromberg acoustic
archtop which propelled the Count Basie band for years.

Also, Segovia's Hauser.

Django used a small round-holed Selmer Modele, not the Macaferri
D-hole with an interior wooden amplification unit built in.
The members of his band used these D-hole Macaferris. Django
preferred to have a drum rhythm section over the accompanying guitars, though.

Also, notable was Oscar Aleman's D-hole Maccaferri which he finger-picked with a thumb pick (acting also as a flat pick) and a metal
bodied National type guitar. Aleman was one of the greatest acoustic
jazz guitarists ever lived and the only one who Django would acknowledge as a competitor (allowing him to be the first guitarist
into his caravan wagon). Aleman had a friendly rivalry with Django
insisting that Django played using "Gypsy tricks". You can check
the liner notes from David Grissman's re-release of Aleman.

I recall that Woody Guthrie used an old Martin when I knew him.

Cisco Houston as I recall used a brown mohoghany Martin (maybe a Gibson).

I think that B.B. King may have used a Gibson 345 rather than the 335 mentioned above. I think it was wired for stereo and he used
Lab cabinets. Then Gibson came out with the B.B. model with newer pickups. I have an older 345 which looks more like B.B.'s guitar.


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