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Author Topic: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?  (Read 3379 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2013, 12:25:28 PM »
Looks great!, bet it sounds good too.

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Offline ScottN

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Re: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013, 12:19:58 AM »
The George Michell Collection recording of Buddy Moss has a later picture of Buddy with an electric hollow body.

John Lee Hooker seems to fit the bill as well.  Also Jesse Fuller.

Also, didn't Broonzy use electric in the 30s before going back to acoustic?

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              Scott

Offline unezrider

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Re: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2013, 12:28:08 AM »
hello friend,
yep, Big Bill did.
in fact, any recordings with an electric guitar made before 1951 probably was done on a hollow body. & chances are, the majority of electric guitar on record till about '53-ish were also, mainly on hollow body guitars. (though you could probably stretch that another year or two, before solid bodies became more prevalent)
for what ever thats worth  :P
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 12:30:37 AM by unezrider »
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Offline Pan

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Re: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2013, 05:13:16 AM »
I saw Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry with a young white drummer playing in the early 80's in Helsinki.
Brownie was playing a big hollow-body Gibson guitar.

The concert started with some problems, because McGhee was unable to get any sound out of his guitar, a fact that seemed to greatly amuse Sonny Terry, who made snide remarks on the matter. The problem was then solved, as a roadie hurried to the stage and turned the standby switch of Brownie's Fender amp on.  :) Quite amazingly they still managed to put on a great show, in spite of their apparent hostility to each other. I thought the guitar sounded just great as well, and fitted the music perfectly.

I used to be able to borrow and old Epiphone archtop which had a removable magnetic pickup as well. A fine instrument, but perhaps the neck was a tad narrow for fingerstyle playing.

BTW that's a fine sounding guitar you've got there, Carl. You make me lust for an archtop as well!

Cheers

Pan



Offline frankie

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Re: Big Hollow-Bodied Electric Guitar for Country Blues--Anyone?
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2013, 07:48:49 AM »
It would be hard to go wrong with a Les Paul

AND it  would put you in REALLY good company:







yessir.

 


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