>> The 12 strings from the 64(?) promo pic & '69 Saville gig look to be the same. Thats why I'm a bit concerned about the pix of the Christies auction because that doesn't look the same. Check out the tailpiece onto which the strings are attached & they're not the same. Also the promo & Saville guitars clearly don't have a pickguard whereas the Christies one has at one time had one but it's been removed, you can see where it's been. <<
actually in the auction photos themselves ... in the shots where Keith's holding the guitar, the tailpiece looks (to me anyway!) like the one on his 64/69 guitar;
the shot where the guitar's just lying there seems to have a different tailpiece.
here are those auction shots again for our viewing convenience - and feel free to tell me i'm hallucinating. i do that sometimes! :E
the pickguard scar is quite plain, of course, but i suppose someone could have put one on it after Keith got done with it, and then removed it oh-so-esthetically?
anyway: does the one Keith's holding look like the same make/model as in the 64/69 shots, even if it's not the same exact instrument?
or are we not sure? here's a larger version, in case it's any help:
- Ready Steady Go 1964 (Rex Features, courtesy of BrownEyedGirll)
then there was that early-64 RSG Not Fade Away you posted - is that also the same guitar as the one Keith's got in the 64 promo shot and 69 Saville Theatre?
(sorry to rerun this stuff but i want to make sure i'm following you right!)
- RSG, probably february 15 1964, courtesy of Vox12String
and while i'm at it ...
what do we make of Keith's 1977 statement that at the time they recorded Tell Me [ie february 1964] he was the proud owner of two 12-strings, a Harmony and a Guild?
was Guild making 12-strings in february 1964? do we have any early-60s photos of Keith with a Guild 12-string? or was Keith maybe misremembering?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2005-11-16 11:05 by with sssoul.