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GUEST 05 Dec 05 - 05:06 PM
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Subject: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 05:06 PM

anyone know if they make a replica waylon jennings guitar im looking for one for the holidays!


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 05:21 PM

Try here. But I don't remember seeing one available.

http://www.fender.com/home.php


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 06:58 PM

waylon said no it was irreplaceable, it was the way they pissed on the wood that year apparently...and I believe him.


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Once Famous
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 11:33 PM

Fender most definately made and sold a replica of his 1952 Telecaster complete with the famous leather cover. This was maybe ten or so years ago. Somewhere in all my stuff is a guitar magazine with him on the cover promoting it. You have to figure they turn up on ebay from time to time.

Now here is a lead for you. It's the leather cover that makes this guitar so special as far as appearance goes. Waylon used this guitar throughout his whole career. He is pictured with it on his very first RCA release in 1966 called "Folk-Country" which I bought new back then. I have seen pictures of Waylon playing this guitar before that c.1964 when he was a regular at a club called JD's in Phoenix.

Well, getting back to the lead on a replica cover. Go to a Borders and Barnes and Nobles and pick up Vintage Guitar magazine, which you will enjoy from cover to cover and look for an ad ffrom a guy who advertises these custom covers, many times showing the replica of the Waylon cover in his ad.

I followed Waylon's career over 35 years. No one could sing like that before or since.


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 07:27 AM

Thank God for that small mercy.


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 07:35 AM

OOOOer

I seem to remember a film with an archetypal country fair music stage on one scene and the acme of C&W being played. The guitarist had his name inlaid between the frets in ivory or MOP and I nearly fell of my seat laughing. Then I managed to read the name ......................

W A Y L O N


still - it pays to advertise.


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Subject: RE: BS: waylon jennings guitar
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 07:47 AM

They make leather covers for guitars here


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,Martin gibson
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 04:40 PM

well, strollin' Johnny, what do you like? Waylon Jennings had a great voice. apparently you do not think so. I'm sure Dylan's singing voice is more your style. Or perhaps the voice of an injured animal?

I don't expect many from the snobbier side of purist/elitist folk music to really add ignorant remarks about American country and roots music as Strollin' Johnny and Mr. Red have. they are to busy polishing their lutes.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 03:53 AM

LOL! No MG, you couldn't be wronger! Just because I don't enjoy your particular favourite artist, don't jump to the totally incorrect assumption that I don't like the genre. FYI, I hate Dylan as a performer (although I admire some of his writing). I have no grouse against Country Music at all, in fact I love a lot of it, but I just don't enjoy some of the artists that seem to be hailed by Americans (and some Brits) as 'Greats' - Hank Willams (to me, he sounds just like the injured animal you mentioned), Johnny Cash (couldn't carry a tune in a paper bag), and your buddy Waylon (and how's that for a stoopid momma-jest-made-it-up name?). Just not my cup o'tea, but play me Emmylou, Alison Krauss, Kathy Mattea, Jerry Douglas, The Dixie Chicks and many others, and I'm droolin'.

Now I guess you're about to tell me they're not REAL country artists at all, which would lead me to suspect that you might be from the snobbier side of purist/elitist country music?

ATB Mate,
S:0)


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,Martin gibson
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 02:45 PM

No, Johnny, now you couldn't be more wrong. I enjoy all of the artists you mentioned, but they are some of the best of the modern era.

they would not have existed without the Hanks williams, Johnny Cashs, and Waylon Jennings (his real name, he was a later day bass player for Buddy Holly in early 1959 I am sure you know, or do you?) and other country music HALL OF FAMERS) Let's not forget George Jones, Willie, Lefty Frizzell, Webb Pierce, Hank Locklin, etc. As in the real heart of what country music is.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 04:06 AM

Glad to hear that Martin. No, I didn'tknow about WJ's Buddy connection, although that doesn't really surprise me as much of Buddy's music was country-influenced, and I guess young musicians got their work wherever they could.

I think the problem here in the UK is that country didn't have the high profile back in the 50's and 60's that it gets now, so many of the artists you relate to just weren't big here. Nowadays though, people like Willie, The Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and others get a lot of exposure on British TV and radio, so I guess they're the ones I relate to.

Whatever, it's all music and I guess we all have our own tastes, so I take back my WJ remark - if Waylon gets the motor running for you that's fine, enjoy!!


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Once Famous
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 09:48 PM

Actually, Johnny up until the early '80s country was no where as big except in the south and southwest. The artists I mentioned were way too hillbilly. Waylon was one of the first alternative type artists and was very much against the grain of the then pablum style of country music in the mid '60s until the early '70s. Waylon was key into opening the door to much of the better country music and edgy country music played today.

He turned Nashville on it's ear and like Willie, was instrumental in the marriage of rednecks and hippies. As much truth as legend, it was he who gave up his seatfor Holly that early Feb 1959 day on the airplane that crashed killing Holly, The Big Bopper, and Richie Valens.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 08:30 AM

Now you say it, Martin, I remember hearing that WJ gave up his seat to Buddy - didn't realise he was a part of the band, just assumed he was maybe on the bill as a solo artist. We learn something new every day!

And I should have mentioned Willie in my earlier list of 'likes' - I love his voice and his delivery of a song, and still making great music.

Amazing how the great art-form of music can be a common ground for people who are often on opposite sides of an argument! :-)

Cheers,
S:0)


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Auggie
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 10:37 AM

My memory may deceive me Martin, but I remember country music in Chicago as early as the 1950s (which is about as far back as my memory goes) turning up on 50,000 watt WLS' Barn Dance. Now, thats not to say it was "big" up north, but it was available. I remember one of my musical idols, Jethro Burns, commenting about it being one of his first long-running gigs, back when he was half of Homer and Jethro.

I don't recall if that show lasted long enough to include folks like Waylon, although by then I probably was off into acid rock and god knows what else. And Jonnie's right about Willie. He was the road into country music for alot of listeners of my era.


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Subject: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,jessie jennings
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 06:58 PM

waylon jennings Fifth Wife Mrs waylon jennings And waylon Alive Playing The Dukes of Hazzard in Show And Singing in Show With Duke Boy,s And Waylon jennings And Fans


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Blindlemonsteve
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:58 PM

just a quickie, another point about WJ, did you know that while plaing bass for Buddy, he flipped a coin for the seat on the plane with the Big Bopper. he does actually mention it on one of his songs, cant remember which one though.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Mooh
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:39 AM

Realizing this is an old thread, but FYI anyway...Fender made a Waylon Jennings tribute Telecaster, 1995-2003, bound top and back, ash body, maple fingerboard with "W" at 12th fret, low E Scruggs tuner, chrome hardware, leather inlay, last MSR was $4530US but goes for $1550 - $3175 these days depending on condition.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,jessie jennings
Date: 14 Sep 08 - 08:21 PM

waylon jennings Alive


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Jayto
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 10:29 AM

I can't let this one go without throwing in my 2 cents (or maybe a buck 50 before it's over lol)
Waylon was great!!!!!!!!!!!! He was the one that originaly turned me on to country music when I was a kid. I didn't start listening until his 70's outlaw stuff because I was just too young. I can remember being a small small kid in the late 70's and hearing Waylon for the first time. I flipped and have been a fan from that time on. He was the real deal and did things on his own terms. He was not some corporate image singing and playing what he thought would be a marketable package. Waylon was Waylon and did what he wanted and was who he was. I only met him once but OMG he was totally down to earth and a very cool man. At the same time though he was larger than life to me lol. I just remember sitting there thinking Waylon was too cool to be belived and Jessi was sweet and beautiful. It was a cool day for me. I have got to know his son Shooter and got to see the guitar this thread was started about and it is cool. Hank Williams is another hero of mine that was mentioned. I LOVE HANK PERIOD!!! He hits me like a ton of bricks man. I can understand what you are saying Strollin Johnny and understand why you may not be able to relate. I didn't take offense when you said that because to each their own. I don't like some that you have mentioned. Hank was a great person and he wrote and played songs that really appeal to people living in the Southeast US. I have noticed the further south you go in the US the more iconic Hank Williams becomes. I wish I could have met Hank. I have played for his grandson Hank 3 several times but of course Hank died before I think my dad was even born. It is these guys that got me into country music. The early guys and the guys in the outlaw movement of the 70's then later Steve Earle. If it wasn't for these guys man I don't know what I would be doing or have one for the last 17 years. My life would not be anything like it is or has been if it wasn't for these guys so I had to jump in and put my opinion out there.
cya


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 05:55 PM

FYI. Waylon's one-of-a-kind Telecaster was bound in leather by a craftsman name "Moon" Mullins, who resided in Durant, OK (Bryan County) located 90 miles north of Dallas, TX.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: olddude
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 07:45 PM

Jayto
Amen brother


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Songbob
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 09:24 PM

"Moon" Mullins? The band-leader from the 40s & 50s?

Amazing.

Bob


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,doglength
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 07:27 AM

Waylon gave his seat to the Big Bopper. Buddy was the biggest act on that tour, the plane was chartered by Buddy.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,Big Bopper 2
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 05:02 PM

The Winter Dance Party of 1959 was the tour from hell. The artist were traveling around in the coldest part of the country in the coldest time of year in broken down school buses!

After suffering through 7 buses in 11 days, Buddy Holly had enough and decided to charter a plane. Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on the plane to the Big Bopper but not because of a coin-toss.

The Big Bopper was sick from the flu and asked Waylon if he could ride in his place in order to see a doctor before the next show. Waylon, on his first tour, agreed to trade as long as the Big Bopper allowed him to use his sleeping bag, which the Big Bopper had purchased that very afternoon. Bopper agreed and took Waylon's spot on the plane.

Sitting backstage after the show, Buddy was sitting in a chair, leaning against the wall, and asked Waylon,"Are you really not gonna fly with us?" and Waylon said, "No, I'm not." Buddy said, "Well, I hope your old bus freezes up" and Waylon replied, "Well then, I hope your old plane crashes." Years later, Waylon said it took forever getting over this conversation between two friends who were simply joking around.

Tommy Allsup, also playing for Buddy Holly, was about to leave the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake,Iowa, for airport. They were riding to the airport in Carroll Anderson's station wagon. Just before they left the Surf, Buddy asked Tommy to go back in and make sure they had not left any stage clothes, which drummer Carl Bunch had previously done.

When Tommy stepped inside the Surf Ballroom, Ritchie Valens was in the dressing room doorway signing autographs. Ritchie, who had been "bugging" Tommy all night about giving up his seat, asked Tommy Allsup one last time, "Hey guy, are you gonna let me fly?", and Tommy responded with, "I'll flip you for it."

Well, Tommy flipped a 50-cent piece into the air and while it was in mid-air, Ritchie Valens called "Heads" and the coin hit the floor and came up "Heads"....and Ritchie said to Tommy,"That's the first time I ever won!"...Tommy went back out to the car and told Buddy and asked Buddy to pick-up a registered letter for him. Buddy asked Tommy to give him his wallet in case they needed an I.D. card. When the crash was first discovered, so was Tommy's wallet and so it was reported that he was one of the victims.

I hope this helps.

Big Bopper 2


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 05:30 PM

I remember that Tommy Allsup used to own a club called the "Heads Up" back in Ft Worth. I can say that I'd meet both of the guys that were supposed to be on that plane.


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 05:39 PM

Never met either Waylon, Buddy or Booper but, hey, doesn't stop me from having at least one of their songs in my song repetiore: "Peggy Sue", "Waymore's Blues", "Chantilly Lace"...

B~


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,Dan
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 06:19 PM

Just as "Elvis" Waylon Lives, I grew up listening to him and outlaw country, That's when Country music was "REAL" If you could Play a guitar or instument and be a good singer, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wiynet,Patsy Cline,Johnny cash, Meral Haggerd, Willey Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, George Jones, Hank Williams, and Hank Jr. THAT'S COUNTRY....Now a days you don't need to be a good guitar player and you definitly don' t have to carry a toon to save your A$$. Today's country makes me sick all it takes to be famous in country, is Sex appeal a great body and be able to flaunt your so called body parts wich has absolutly nothing to do With country Western Music. Lets keep the Cowboy Boy Boots, and Hat, the real decorated western shirts, leather vests, and cowboy cut Jeans in country. if you want to look at some made up blond flaunting her body you are not a true Country Western fan. go to a strip club as Far as Waylons Guitar I am looking for one and I am going to do a tribute to the "Real" country Music


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: GUEST,stringers
Date: 06 Jan 12 - 05:26 PM

couldnt agree more


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jan 12 - 10:46 AM

'if you want to look at some made up blond flaunting her body you are not a true Country Western fan'

that's me out of the game then


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Subject: RE: waylon jennings guitar
From: Willie-O
Date: 07 Jan 12 - 11:49 AM

"Cowboy Boy Boots"...sounds kinda kinky actually. And I believe Mr Dan is not a Taylor Swift fan to any great degree...

w-o


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