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Blind Owl's 1960s Mustang

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Blind Owl's 1960s Mustang Reply with quote

A discussion this morning about Canned Heat and their Bluesologist-Guitarist Blind Owl led me to do a little internet search. Never knew one of Blind Owl's axes was a Mustang.

And found this list that expands the usual A-list of Mustang slingers: Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, John Fogerty, Kurt Cobain, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo.

Magic Slim...!
Todd Rundgren,
Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds),
Norah Jones,
Rob Buck (10,000 Maniacs),
David Byrne,
Adrian Belew,
P.J. Harvey,
Liz Phair,
Kim Deal ( The Breeders ),
Mark Arm and Steve Turner (Mudhoney).

Some of you know, several years ago The Guitar Gods led me to my beloved all-original '6
5 Mustang.

http://alanwilsoncannedheat.com/wood...ans-guitar.php
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Hendrix was more a Duo Sonic player.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, early '60s maroon burst Duosonic
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blixa Bargeld almost convinced me to get one then I played one and it felt tiny against my massive frame...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
it felt tiny against my massive frame...


</mills and boon boner>
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Mustang legacy Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
I thought Hendrix was more a Duo Sonic player.


Ya know, I've actually heard both reports. And I'm thinkin it was a Duo-Sonic someone mistook for a Mustang. Or maybe he played both. The Mustang story has him using that in the late 1960s, after he'd played the Duo-Sonic in the picture (did the Duo-Sonic come in that burst between 1958 and 1967?):

http://equipboard.com/pros/jimi-hendrix/fender-mustang-electric-guitar

In any case, the humble Mustang was the guitar of more highly respected artists than I was aware of.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to muddy the waters even further by saying I saw a photo of Jimi playing Jazzmaster too. Because I'm too lazy to find the particular one: LANK

I guess the short answer is that all those reports we're alluding to in this thread are sort of correct. One of those pics even shows him playing a jag!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A red Mustang that belonged to Hendrix was sold on eBay by Mitch Mitchell some years back, who it ended up with by default in the Experience days. He said Jimi used it in the studio, as that link above details.

The Duo and JM were guitars he had in the early days... likely before he found his first 3TS pre-CBS Strat, or before he could afford to buy bunches of new ones like they were bananas.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm going to muddy the waters even further


Muddy Waters played a Mustang?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
Muddy Waters played a Mustang?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny Winter did.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
it felt tiny against my massive frame...


</mills and boon boner>


The vintage Mustang is lighter than the RIs, I believe. Vintage or reissue, it's a small guitar compared to a Strat. And the neck's not very wide...I'm 6' and 183 lbs and it's a bit small for me, but I'm used to it and have always preferred lighter guitars. Semi-hollowbodies like the Gibson BluesHawk. Even my Les Paul Special is ju
st 8 pounds.

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