duo-jet

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George Harrison’s Guitars - as requested! 

From Top To Bottom: 
Gretsch Country Gentleman 
Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet 
Gretsch Tennessean
1963 Rickenbacker 360/12
Gibson J 160E 

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A selection of George Harrison’s guitars - photographed by George Harrison

Originally published in Guitar Player magazine’s November 1987 issue - and reproduced here as screen caps courtesy of Guitar Player Vault, May 2014 issue - George Harrison’s guitars, in his own words and pictures.

“It was one of those unbelievable gifts of grooviness. Before his interview with Guitar Player in 1987, Harrison actually went to the trouble of hauling out his guitars, positioning a few instruments around his house, and then taking snapshots of the models he thought would interest our readers. Some favor! Here, we reprint some of those photos, along with Harrison’s original comments about his fave guitars. And what a gas it is to be able to have the byline, ‘Story and photos by George Harrison’ in our magazine!” - M.M.

It’s wonderful to be able to share this, and I hope you enjoy. Please click on each image to view and read more clearly… I’ve also typed up George’s comments under a “read more” cut, for anyone interested.

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George at home in Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool. 1961.

“When we started making a bit of money I saved up seventy-five pounds and I saw an ad in a paper in Liverpool, and there was a guy going to sell this guitar he’d brought back from America, and I went and night it. It was a Gretsch, the Duo Jet, which is on my Cloud Nine album cover. It was my first real American guitar. I tell you, it was second-hand but I polished that thing, and I was so proud to own that.”~G.H.

Scanned from George Harrison Living In The Material World.

George Harrison, photographed for Cloud Nine in 1987 by Gered Mankowitz; via Gotta Have Rock and Roll.

George’s nicknames appreciation post, prompted by a previous ask:

  • Hazza (In 1958, when John, Paul and George hung out together very frequently and had nicknames for each other: Lennie, Macca and Hazza, as Mark Lewisohn states in All These Years: here)
  • Hari
  • Georgie [x] (The other three Beatles can be heard calling him that in interviews [for instance, x], Astrid Kirchherr, Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer refer to it, and Paul as relatively recently as 2005 [x]. George also signed at least one letter to Astrid that way [x]; and it’s also what Ken Mansfield recalls as George’s telegram code name [the other three are Jock, Porgie and Richie, as he remembers, x!])
  • Carl Harrison (Well, not a nickname per se, but George’s chosen stage name for the May 1960 Johnny Gentle tour of Scotland)
  • Geo, a nickname used by his mother Louise (Recalled by Arthur Kelly, in The Beatles - All These Years: Tune In’s extended version… pronounced “Joe.”)
  • The Beautiful One (What the Hamburg exis nicknamed George in 1960, x)
  • George Gretsch, as fans took to calling him after he’d purchased his beloved second-hand Gretsch Duo Jet in 1961 [x]
  • According to the New York Post’s 20 September 1964 issue, he was “called ‘The Bloody Sphinx’ by John Lennon and 'The Great Stone Face’ by Ringo Starr.” [x]
  • When George, Pattie, John and Cyn went on their May 1964 vacation to Tahiti, etc., code names were created for them, as Brian Epstein recounted in A Cellarful of Noise; George’s was Mr. Hargreaves (as in, his father, Harold Hargreaves Harrison).
  • Jack Lumber (George’s clearly Monty Python fanatic pseudonym for “hotels, security (and guitar picks),” as Eric Idle recalls x; when traveling with Olivia in the 1970’s and 1980’s, it was often as “Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lumber”.)
  • “[My] ‘L’Angelo Mysterioso’ credit [for playing on the co-written ‘Badge’] must have been thought up by Eric [Clapton]. I just saw it on the back of the album when it came! In those days, of course, if you played on anybody else’s album or even one track, EMI used to get funny about it, thinking, ‘Oh, the fabulous Beatles publishing catalogue,’ and try claiming royalties on it. So if we did that we always had to make up names. Ravi Shankar used to put on ’Hari Georgeson’ or ’Jai Raj Harisein.’ John [Lennon] preferred ‘George Harrisong.’” - George, Musician, November 1987
  • “[M]y Indian name for him was ’Jáyaraj.’” - Ravi Shankar, Concert for George, 29 November 2002
  • Arthur Wax, George O’Hara, George O’Hara-Smith, Onothimagen, P. Roducer, Nelson Wilbury, Spike Wilbury…for album credits, and in the case of Ohnothimagen, album promo.
  • When George, Olivia and Dhani stayed one night at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, on 28 October 1982, they had reservations under the name ‘Mr and Mrs Tannerhill’ (according to The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001).
  • “[In Hawaii, George was known to locals] “simply as Keoki.” [x]… it’s also one of Dhani’s tattoos: xx.
  • On 14 December 1984, George appeared on stage as a surprise guest with Deep Purple in Sydney, introduced as ‘Arnold Grove from Liverpool’ (a pseudonym he also used for hotels; as well as Rick Veda).
  • Once more for guitar picks, Sir Edmund Wilbury and Nakihama Wilbury (the latter during the 1991 Japan tour) [x]
  • While undergoing cancer treatment Stateside, George apparently checked in under the alias Jorge Arias, a nickname he also used on other occasions (x).
Wild Wild Lover
Flat Duo Jets
Wild Wild Lover

Artist: Flat Duo Jets
Track: Wild, Wild Lover
Album: Flat Duo Jets
Label: Dog Gone Records
Year: 1989

Some semi-obscure band documentaries you need to see… or, I guess… some documentaries about semi-obscure bands you need to see.  Either way…

  • Two-Headed Cow (Flat Duo Jets)
  • Ghost on The Highway (Gun Club)
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Daniel Johnston)
  • Whateverest (Todd Terje)
  • You’re Gonna Miss Me (Roky Erickson)
  • Cure For Pain (Mark Sandman)
  • We Jam Econo (Minutemen)
  • Bound To Lose (Holy Modal Rounders)

Feel free to chime in with your favourites.

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The White Stripes “The White Stripes” 1999. Sympathy For the Record Industry. Yesterday, July 9th, was Jack White’s birthday (b. 1975) and today I’m actually not listening to this on vinyl because while we have two copies (this one and another on the Third Man Records label from 2009), they are both sealed so I’m settling for a digital recreation.

The White Stripes is stripped-down garage blues at its finest. Though there were certainly two-piece bands playing similar genres before (i.e. Flat Duo Jets) and definitely since (The Black Keys), the White Stripes were the first to cut through and make minimalism BIG in the new millennium. The White Stripes mix excellent originals (like the sinister stomping of “Cannon,” the slow subtle riffing on “Do” and the raucously gritty “When I Hear My Name”) and some covers (Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down,” Bob Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee” and the traditional “St. James Infirmary Blues”).

anonymous asked:

can you make a list of all the guitars that alex use in his career? pls

Yeah, no problem, let me think:

First guitar (big chance that its the one his parents give him on Christmas 2001)

Fender Olympic Stratocaster Standard American

Then he bought another guitar a Fender Black Stratocaster Mexican

By 2007 he get a few new guitars, this one is the one he used for a long time, the Fender Black Bronco.

He also had a Gretsch Spectra Sonic Baritone that he used to play “If you were there beware”

And a Martin Red GT-75 that he used for “Daframe2r” and in 2008 with the Puppets.

Then he get a Fender Jazzmaster Sunburn, one of his favorite and one that he still use.

An Ovation Viper Natural that he used in the Humbug era only.

And his Custom Warmoth Jazzmaster.

Les Paul Custom Gibson:

The one from R U Mine, the Gretsch duo jet

Fender Musicmaster

Vox Starstream XII:

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String

anonymous asked:

whats some good music to listen to? im in a rut

Ready? I’m gonna go through my iPod and give you a LIST of good shit (which means it will be alphabetical. Listen up others who ask this question literally everyday. Ignore what you’ve listened to already… 

1. BadBadNotGood

2. Bass Drum Of Death 

3.The Black Belles

4. The Black Lips

5. Blind Willie McTell

6. Bob Dylan 

5. Cherry Glazerr

6. Dan Friel

7. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi (ROME) 

8. Danny Brown 

9. The Dead Weather 

10. Death Grips 

11. Dex Romweber 

12. Dent May 

13. Dion and The Belmonts 

14. DZ Death Rays 

15. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

16. Elvis Depressedly 

17. Fever Ray

18. FIDLAR

19. Flat Duo Jets 

20. The Fleetwoods 

21. Fox ;) 

22. Fuzz

23. Girls 

24. The Growlers 

25. Hank Williams 

26. Harlem 

27. HeadSpace 

28. Heart 

29. Hunters 

30. Hunx and His Punx 

31. Jack White 

32. James Brown 

33. JEFF The Brotherhood 

34. John Lennon 

35. Johnny Burnette 

36. Johnny Cash 

37. Joy Division 

38. Karen Elson 

39. The Kills 

40. King Tuff

41. KOOL & KASS 

42. Lakutis

43. Lou Reed 

44. Mac Demarco 

45. Marc Bolan 

46. Meat Market 

47. MF Doom 

48. Mildred and the Mice 

49. Mozes and the Firstborn 

50. Night Beats 

51. Nina Simone 

52. Nobunny 

53. The Orwells 

54. Patsy Cline 

55. Perfect Hair Forever 

56. Pokey LaFarge 

57. Pookie and the Poodlez

58. The Raconteurs 

59. The Ramones 

60. Sixto Rodriguez 

61. Seasick Steve 

62. The Seeds 

63. Shannon and the Clams 

64. Sleigh Bells

65. The Smiths

66. Son House 

67. The Specials 

68. T.Rex 

69. Tame Impala 

70. Thee Oh Sees 

71. Timber Timbre 

72. Together Pangea 

73. Travel Check 

74. Two Star Tabernacle 

75. Ty Segall 

76. Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats 

77. The Unicorns 

78. The Upholsterers 

79. The Velvet Underground 

80. Wanda Jackson 

81. Wavves 

82. The White Stripes 

83. Zeus 

84. The 5,6,7,8's 

That sound last you awhile. x

anonymous asked:

Is there any known nicknames George was sometimes called?

Thanks for your ask, anon! There are several nicknames that are attributed to George, including the following:

  • Hazza (In 1958, when John, Paul and George hung out together a lot and had nicknames for each other: Lennie, Macca and Hazza, as Mark Lewisohn states in All These Years: here)
  • Hari
  • Georgie (The other three Beatles can be heard calling him that in interviews [for instance, x], Astrid Kirchherr, Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer refer to it, and Paul as relatively recently as 2005 [x]. George also signed at least one letter to Astrid that way [x]. And it’s what Ken Mansfield recalls as George’s telegram code name [the other three are Jock, Porgie and Richie, as he remembers, x!])
  • Carl Harrison (Well, not a nickname per se, but George’s chosen stage name for the May 1960 Johnny Gentle tour of Scotland)
  • Geo, a nickname used by his mother Louise (Recalled by Arthur Kelly, in The Beatles - All These Years: Tune In’s extended version… pronounced “Joe.”)
  • The Beautiful One (What the Hamburg exis nicknamed George in 1960, x)
  • George Gretsch, as fans took to calling him after he’d purchased his second-hand Gretsch Duo Jet in 1961 [x]
  • According to the New York Post’s 20 September 1964 issue, he was “called ‘The Bloody Sphinx’ by John Lennon and ‘The Great Stone Face’ by Ringo Starr.” [x]
  • When George, Pattie, John and Cyn went on their May 1964 vacation to Tahiti, etc., code names were created for them, as Brian Epstein recounted in A Cellarful of Noise; George’s was Mr. Hargreaves (as in, his father, Harold Hargreaves Harrison).
  • Jack Lumber (George’s clearly Monty Python fanatic pseudonym for “hotels, security (and guitar picks)” Eric Idle recalls x; when traveling with Olivia in the 1970’s and 1980’s, it was often as “Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lumber”.)
  • “[My] ‘L’Angelo Mysterioso’ credit [for playing on the co-written ‘Badge’] must have been thought up by Eric [Clapton]. I just saw it on the back of the album when it came! In those days, of course, if you played on anybody else’s album or even one track, EMI used to get funny about it, thinking, ‘Oh, the fabulous Beatles publishing catalogue,’ and try claiming royalties on it. So if we did that we always had to make up names. Ravi Shankar used to put on ’Hari Georgeson’ or ’Jai Raj Harisein.’ John [Lennon] preferred ‘George Harrisong.’” - George, Musician, November 1987
  • “[M]y Indian name for him was ’Jáyaraj.’” - Ravi Shankar, Concert for George, 29 November 2002
  • Arthur Wax, George O’Hara, George O’Hara-Smith, Onothimagen, P. Roducer, Nelson Wilbury, Spike Wilbury…for album credits, and in the case of Ohnothimagen, album promo.
  • When George, Olivia and Dhani stayed one night at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, on 28 October 1982, they had reservations under the name ‘Mr and Mrs Tannerhill’ (according to The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001).
  • “[In Hawaii, George was known to locals] “simply as Keoki.” [x]
  • On 18 December 1984, George appeared on stage as a surprise guest with Deep Purple in Sydney, introduced as ‘Arnold Grove from Liverpool’ (a pseudonym he also used for hotels; as well as Rick Veda).
  • Once more for guitar picks, Sir Edmund Wilbury and Nakihama Wilbury (the latter during the 1991 Japan tour) [x]
  • While undergoing cancer treatment Stateside, George apparently checked in under the alias Jorge Arias.

Hope this helps! :)

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The Gretsch Duo Jet […] was dear to him at the time. He often referred to it as his first truly good guitar. He’d bought it secondhand from a Liverpool cab driver a year earlier at age 18, in summer 1961. After acquiring the guitar, Harrison played it during the historic three-year period when the Beatles made their momentous transformation from local favorites to U.K. sensations to worldwide phenomenon. He used it to record the Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, and the song of the same name that was their first number-one hit. A quarter-century later he returned to the guitar for his acclaimed 1987 solo album Cloud Nine.

When the Beatles (which still included drummer Pete Best) and road manager Neil Aspinall arrived at London’s Abbey Road Studios on June 6, 1962, for their EMI/Parlophone audition, the guitar Harrison brought with him was his Gretsch Duo Jet.

They recorded four songs that day: a cover, “Besame Mucho,” and three originals, “Love Me Do,” “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why.” Except for the all-acoustic “Love Me Do,” all the songs included Harrison’s Duo Jet. It was on the basis of this “audition” session that Martin decided to sign the Beatles.

The G6128T-GH George Harrison “Tribute” Duo Jet—of which only 60 will be made—mirrors every scratch, ding, worn finish patch and rust spot of Harrison’s guitar. Crafted by master luthier Stephen Stern and his crew at the Gretsch Custom Shop, it also faithfully replicates the modifications that were made to the original guitar in the late 1950s by its original owner (who had a Bigsby® tremolo unit installed), and those made by Harrison himself. True to form, the tremolo arm of the new replica’s Bigsby® B6C tailpiece has a black Phillips head pivot bolt, and the strap button on the lower bout is offset to accommodate the Bigsby®.  

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Here’s the final bit of fun from last eek’s trip to Capsule music in the Queen West area of Toronto:

  1. Fender Bullet!  Early 80s.
  2. Lefty of the week (for my friend guitarlust!):  it’s a recent Les Paul in a lovely red with cream binding.  I’d like to be more specific about it , but I didn’t look at the tag and I can’t find it on the Capsule website!  Maybe that means it’s free??
  3. A gorgeous Gretsch G6128TCG Duo Jet in Cadillac Greem.  MIJ, $1,900.
  4. 1970s (?) Les Paul Bass.  Again…no lookee at tag, no findee on website…
  5. Bottom left: 1960 tweed Fender Champ.  $1,250!
  6. 1930’s Volutone lap steel & amp outfit.  Under $500.
  7. Les Paul “Recording”.  These come up every now and then…and I barely understand the concept but they have low impudence (sic) pickups…or high impudence (sic) pickups…supposedly for recording direct into a mixing board or something?  I am not sure…I may have missed the point completely and would appreciate a reply from anyone who understands what this all means!   And yes, I know the word is “impedance”, not “impudence”.  I like the impudence of using the word impudence incorrectly,  so save your condescending lectures for someone who REALLY doesn’t know what they are doing!  :D
  8. This is the best of all:  a 1965 Jajuar refinished in black.  The fun is not so much in the guitar - though it is nice.  The fun is in exactly who it is on hold for.  Who?  Here’s a hint:  he is a Canadian producer, and he is well-known for producing such bands as Veruca Salt, The Cult, Motley Crue, Metallica, Bon Jovi…and MANY others.  If you’re still not sure, here is one of his own songs from the early 80s with his band The Payolas: