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Author Topic: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay  (Read 4684 times)

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Offline Bunker Hill

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Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« on: January 24, 2006, 12:09:24 PM »

Offline markm

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 12:13:16 PM »
Steve James might be interested.  Furry was his good buddy.

Mark

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 01:21:17 AM »
I thought you didn't play, Alan.  Are you a closet guitar picker after all?

As suggested, I have tipped off Steve James.
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So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 10:31:05 AM »
I thought you didn't play, Alan.  Are you a closet guitar picker after all?
I was performing a Google search on Lewis and one of the results was from eBay. I usually ignore those but thinking it might be a record in my possession, and eager to know what silly sums might be involved, I followed it through and that's what I found. Knowing there'd be more interest here than with me I did my civic duty and passed it on.:)
Only instrument I play is a good old fashioned turntable. :o

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 01:43:09 PM »
Thanks, Bunk. Seems Andy Cohen showed a little interest on the PWBL, eh?
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M.Vidrine

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Furry Lewis' Gibson Guitar For Sale
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 04:30:41 PM »
Purchased from the Memphis Music Hall Of Fame -

Now on Ebay - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7584340630

Happy Bidding!

Malcolm

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 04:02:31 AM »
I mentioned it to Steve James, who confirmed he spent some time with Furry.  However, he never saw him with a Gibson and is - to put it mildly - sceptical about this provenance.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 04:07:19 AM »
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Only instrument I play is a good old fashioned turntable.


Ah,yes - sounds like my son.  He's a scratch DJ.  Guess you'll be into hip-hop and all that "gold chains, no brains and profanity" music as well as downhome blues then.

OK - don't dignify me with a response, Alan.

M.
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So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006, 06:27:15 AM »
I remember the box... this is the one on the Mike Vernon's blue horizon LP issued in the 60' - 70'

I will check when I'll be back home

Offline a2tom

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 09:32:33 AM »
just Google "Furry Lewis Gibson" and you'll see that he did in fact play one, according to various sources.  Although it is curious that the only picture I saw was of Bukka White playing Furry's Gibson!

http://www.arcolarecords.com/furrycd.html

'Course, that doesn't mean that this is actually that same guitar...

tom

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2006, 10:24:12 AM »
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Only instrument I play is a good old fashioned turntable.

Ah,yes - sounds like my son.  He's a scratch DJ.  Guess you'll be into hip-hop and all that "gold chains, no brains and profanity" music as well as downhome blues then.
Don't possess gold chains, but I'm told "no brains and profanity" are my forte. ::) But we digress...on to more serious matters, eh?

Offline Stefan Wirz

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2006, 10:47:05 AM »
that guitar's also on Blue Thumb BTS 6000


and on Ampex A-10140



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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 05:30:06 PM »
Norlin era J50, could be good, could be a dog. I had one and wrecked it experimenting with heavy strings (otherwise known as the "let's see what this baby can really do" syndrome). Donated it to a luthier in exchange for some work on other instruments.

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2006, 04:57:06 AM »
Well done Stefan

thay's the LP in fact on Barclay 920 352 T I was thinking about
FL uses the same guitar on Stefan Grossman's Blues up the country video

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Re: Furry Lewis guitar on eBay
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2006, 07:28:46 AM »
Howdy:

The one one the album covers and the one on ebay is, I think, a Gibson B-25N or an LG-3 (I suspect the former). The waist appears narrower than a J-50.

Alex
« Last Edit: January 28, 2006, 11:12:05 AM by Pyrochlore »

 


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