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Artists And Their Signature Instruments

Donuel 15 Jul 18 - 09:23 AM
The Sandman 12 Jul 18 - 02:06 PM
wysiwyg 11 Jul 18 - 04:43 PM
fat B****rd 11 Jul 18 - 04:41 PM
Dave Hanson 11 Jul 18 - 03:18 PM
Big Al Whittle 11 Jul 18 - 03:11 PM
Mark Ross 11 Jul 18 - 11:53 AM
gillymor 11 Jul 18 - 09:21 AM
gillymor 11 Jul 18 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Mark Bluemel 11 Jul 18 - 08:44 AM
KarenH 11 Jul 18 - 06:32 AM
Jack Campin 11 Jul 18 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,Trojan Horse 11 Jul 18 - 06:23 AM
KarenH 11 Jul 18 - 06:06 AM
GUEST 10 Jul 18 - 06:34 AM
Big Al Whittle 10 Jul 18 - 05:10 AM
KarenH 09 Jul 18 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,KarenH 08 Jul 18 - 04:47 PM
Jack Campin 08 Jul 18 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 08 Jul 18 - 03:12 PM
Hagman 27 Jul 17 - 12:10 AM
Rusty Dobro 26 Jul 17 - 04:47 PM
Tattie Bogle 26 Jul 17 - 01:17 PM
punkfolkrocker 26 Jul 17 - 11:56 AM
Jack Campin 26 Jul 17 - 11:37 AM
punkfolkrocker 26 Jul 17 - 11:14 AM
banjoman 26 Jul 17 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Great Big Voice 25 Jul 17 - 10:19 PM
Hagman 25 Jul 17 - 09:02 PM
punkfolkrocker 25 Jul 17 - 05:18 PM
fat B****rd 25 Jul 17 - 05:04 PM
JedMarum 25 Jul 17 - 04:08 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 25 Jul 17 - 02:28 PM
Dan Schatz 25 Jul 17 - 01:44 PM
GUEST,It'smagic 25 Jul 17 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Gozz without his cookie 25 Jul 17 - 11:12 AM
Thompson 25 Jul 17 - 09:55 AM
Jack Campin 25 Jul 17 - 09:52 AM
gillymor 25 Jul 17 - 07:27 AM
Dan Schatz 24 Jul 17 - 09:41 PM
Dan Schatz 24 Jul 17 - 09:12 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 24 Jul 17 - 09:04 PM
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Hagman 24 Jul 17 - 07:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 09:23 AM

Paul Galbraith 8 string vertical guitar and 5 ft. sound box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykShe9vJWcQ&list=RDykShe9vJWcQ&t=95


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 02:06 PM

jessie fuller Fotdella


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 04:43 PM

Our own Seamus Kennedy would plead modesty and accuse me of gushing that I'm including him in such hifalootin' company-- but his guitar:

https://irishfest.com/Entertainment/Artists/Seamus-Kennedy.htm

•S•


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: fat B****rd
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 04:41 PM

Chuck Berry and his tax-deductible Gibsons.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 03:18 PM

Earl Scruggs Gibson Granada 5 string.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 03:11 PM

Sooty and his xylophone


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Mark Ross
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 11:53 AM

I think that Roy Book Binder now has a signature Recording Tone New Era guitar;

http://www.arkneweraguitars.com/82.html

And so does Dakota Dave Hull;

http://www.arkneweraguitars.com/82.html


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 09:21 AM

I failed to make clear that all the mandolinists played the aforementioned "Crusher" on the LP which, btw, is called "Tone Poets" and features a wide variety of musical styles.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: gillymor
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 09:12 AM

David Grisman and his F-5 Lloyd Loar Gibson mandolin "Crusher". Not too long ago he did an album on his Acoustic Disc label in which he invited a number of great mandolinists to record a track dueting with guitarists playing his early '30's OM-45 Martin. Some really good stuff.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 08:44 AM

"Jim Couza and the Hammered Dulcimer." Didn't he build some of his dulcimers himself, which would be sort of on-topic? I remember seeing him play one built from a stainless steel sink and drainer - he threatened to play Handel's "Water Music" but instead played something Caribean, I think, with the dulcimer taking on a resemblance to steel pan drums.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: KarenH
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 06:32 AM

Sorry Jack. I thread-drifted. Just trying to provide examples.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 06:24 AM

What's special about Kathryn's set?


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Trojan Horse
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 06:23 AM

Jim Couza and the Hammered Dulcimer. Dave Swarbrick and his Violin


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: KarenH
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 06:06 AM

Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian small pipes.

http://www.kathryntickell.com/home

She also has a Soundcloud set.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 06:34 AM

Dick Miles and (just) his concertina


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 05:10 AM

Django's Macaferri

Bix's cornet

Frankie "Tram" Trumbauer's C saxophone

Rolf Harris's stylophone and wobbleboard


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: KarenH
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 07:03 PM

Hate to 'clog' up the thread, but …


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtESUuA2gTc&list=RD3xfHY8q3tpA&index=3


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,KarenH
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 04:47 PM

The spoon lady and … guess what?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=40&v=B6rCoyuoddU


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 03:33 PM

I just remembered - I have a G sopranino recorder once owned by Michael Copley of the Cambridge (later Classic) Buskers. I saw him on TV playing it about 20 years before I bought it - as part of the act he fingered a left-hand-only note, closed one nostril with his right hand and blew it through the other.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 03:12 PM

Talking of Mudcat Forum member Brian May
and his "Red Special",

this year's TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow
included "Queen + Adam Lambert."

Here is a description of the special welcoming gesture:

"An extremely unique stage will be in place
for Queen + Adam Lambert 's performance tonight,
with the stage based on Brian May's custom-made guitar
(designed and made with his father in the 1960s).

"Immense and impressive, the size of the guitar-shaped stage
is 21m wide and 34m long.
The catwalk 'neck' is 21m in length,
this long catwalk enables to be surrounded
by more audience than ever before!
This is a show not to be missed."

-- The Glasgowist, "Talk of the Town," written by Paul Trainer, 6th July 2018


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Hagman
Date: 27 Jul 17 - 12:10 AM

@Great Big Voice re Hank B. Marvin's Strat

The pictures I remember would have been b & w :-)

Never had the chance to see him live with Cliff down here in Oz - missed all the tours.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 04:47 PM

Roy Buchanan's Telecaster, 'Nancy'

John Goodluck's Martin - 'it's older than my girlfriend'!

David Rawlings' Epiphone Emperor.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 01:17 PM

I remember going to see a concert with Kevin Burke (virtuoso Irish fiddler) and Tim Edey (guitarist and buttonbox player - equally virtuoso at both). Good concert, but disappointed not to hear Tim play any of his boxes at all - missed opportunity, I thought. So which would you consider was Tim's "signature instrument"? (Not talking about which make at present.) The concert promoter told me "Tim was just there to accompany Kevin on guitar" - hmmm!


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 11:56 AM

ah yes.. you did.. that just goes to show the almighty powerful cultural pressures to block his name from our minds... 😱 😜


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 11:37 AM

I already mentioned two of them!


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 11:14 AM

Unmentionable - stylophone, didgeridoo & wobble board


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: banjoman
Date: 26 Jul 17 - 06:01 AM

Winifred Atwell and her "Other" Piano


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Great Big Voice
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 10:19 PM

@Hagman:

Marvin's Stratocaster was Fiesta Red, a rare color even in the U.S. at the time, and the only one of its kind in the U.K.

There's a sense in which Hank Marvin's Stratocaster was as much a celebrity as he was- the shiny new American guitar, looking like it was from outer space, and then that color!


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Hagman
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 09:02 PM

Hendrix and the upside-down Strat.

All pix of Hank B. Martin in the Shads days had him with a black Strat, was it?


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 05:18 PM

Wilko Johnson - Telecaster


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 05:04 PM

Buddy Holly and his Fender
Eddie Cochran and his Gretsch


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: JedMarum
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 04:08 PM

Stan Rogers and his beautiful Laskin 12 string


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 02:28 PM

re: KYTrad - dulcimer - gotta work Homer Ledford into the conversation there.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 01:44 PM

Jack - Jean owned many dulcimers (many of them are in museums now), but there was one in particular she played primarily, now in the capable hands of her son Jon Pickow. At her memorial concert there were a great any people who made a special point of coming up during intermission to look at it.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,It'smagic
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 12:42 PM

Roy Williamson of The Corries invented - and introduced to the public in 1969 - two instruments called combolins. The one Roy played combined a guitar with a Spanish bandurria. The instrument had sitar-like sympathetic strings that resonated. The instrument played by Corries partner Ronnie Browne combined a mandolin with a guitar.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Gozz without his cookie
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 11:12 AM

That Mandolin is a long necked Octave Mandolin or Irish Bouzouki.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Thompson
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 09:55 AM

The flabbergasting
Luc Arbogast and his signature mandolin…


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 09:52 AM

Our own KYTrad - Jean Ritchie's dulcimer.

Didn't she have lots of them?


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: gillymor
Date: 25 Jul 17 - 07:27 AM

Doc Watson and his Gallagher Dreadnought "Old Hoss".


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 09:41 PM

Gordon Bok's Apollonio 12-strings.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 09:12 PM

Our own KYTrad - Jean Ritchie's dulcimer.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 09:04 PM

If voice is in play then Edda Dell'Orso & Clare Torry.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Acme
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 08:55 PM

Mudcat's beloved member Art Thieme - his banjo was embossed This Machine Kills Time.


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Hagman
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 07:56 PM

I stand corrected on McCartney's bass! Thanks Tunesmith and Mark for setting the record straight...


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: gillymor
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 07:28 PM

Ry Cooder and the "Coodercaster"


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 06:31 PM

Utah Phillips' Guild F50


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 05:06 PM

Andy Irvine-Sobell guitar-bouzouki


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 02:00 PM

What about people like Pete Coe, who play a multitude of different instruments? Which one do you really go to hear? Me, being a box player, just love his Hohner melodeon, and his song, somewhat decrying more expensive brands! (His Appalachian dulcimer also does it for me!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC3Dn5ParEE


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 12:46 PM

Billy Bragg - Burns Steer [before he became grey haired beardy old BBC4 folk spokesperson...]


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Subject: RE: Artists And Their Signature Instruments
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 24 Jul 17 - 11:33 AM

Tunesmith is correct. Paul McCartney has played other basses, including Rickenbackers, but the signature one is the Hofner.

I'm told that unlike the other band members who bought instruments on credit, Paul (always careful with money) chose the Hofner because it was cheap enough to buy outright...

This link tells a slightly different, but not incompatible story.


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