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Georges' Guitars
« on: August 15, 2004, 05:08:15 PM »

Wonder who got his guitars....

That is, to whom they were willed?

Would love to see that 12 string Richenbacker come up for auction....

Anyone know?

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 05:05:11 PM »

http://www.thecanteen.com/fabguitars.html

Interesting information on the Beatles Guitars.
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 05:09:12 PM »

thanks...maybe I'll ask that guy...

;-)

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2004, 02:58:25 PM »

Some other guitars George used with the Beatles were given away (like his first Country Gentleman or his Gibson SG), and others lost (like the second Country Gent), but the rest (or at least most of them, I haven't heard the contrary from any of them) belong now to Olivia and Dhani, as is the case of George's first Rick-12 (as for the second one, I think it was stolen a few years ago).
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004, 02:39:33 AM »

cool website Indika
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 02:31:17 PM »

well, I had to make a thread about the lead guitarist of the greatest band ever.

The Beatle who had more guitars than any other Beatle in this world.  some used guitars when he was a Fab:

Egmond (the first ever George's guitar)



Hofner President f-hole acoustic (his second guitar)


Hofner Club 40




Resonet Futurama







1957s Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet





1962s Gibson J-160E




Gretsch 6131 Jet Fire Bird





1962s Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman







1963s Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman



Maton Mastersound MS-500






Gretsch 6119 Tennessean





Jose Ramirez Guitarra de Estudio



1962s Rickenbacker 425






1963s Rickenbacker 360-12







1965s Rickenbacker 360-12 (Fire-glo)






1961s Fender Stratocaster





"Rocky"




Gibson ES-345-TD




Epiphone E230TD(V) Casino (sunburst)



1964s Gibson SG Standard









Gibson J-200






1957s Gibson Les Paul Standard





1968s Fender Jazz Bass (probably when he recorded "old brown shoe" with his bass)




1968s Fender Telecaster





Vox Mando-Guitar V257 (by far strangest guitar I have ever seen)




Fender Bass VI




Coral Electric Sitar


various others

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 05:07:00 PM »

Wow, thanks for this! What a great post.
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 06:36:53 PM »

He loves guitar so much.
i imagine that he is playing guitar and singing in heaven.
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 09:11:57 PM »

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i imagine that he is playing guitar and singing in heaven.

I hope so...   :)

Thanks for another great guitar post.  I was happy to see the white Fender Stratocaster...it reminds me of my younger brother-in-law, who actually owns one!
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 09:48:58 PM »

You are great! And speaking about guitars, have they progressed or changed much since the Beatles` times?
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 12:27:46 PM »

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You are great! And speaking about guitars, have they progressed or changed much since the Beatles` times?


duh, of course. I think the best guitars are mostly from the 50s, well and maybe from the 60s, but IMO just because of fender stratocaster. though there are many people who thinks that les pauls are overrated guitars, but again IMO les pauls are the greatest and most beautiful guitars that ever existed, even if it's extremely hard to play. Gibson guitars are the greatest, fender mainly would be at 2th place. its says that only the greatest guitarists can play with it, (Paul and George also have played, and John with the gibson too, but with the different a bit). so yes to your question. now it's just a "who is faster". now guitars are very lame and sloppy. today's guitars are just for speed, and the speed is not important.

I mean it looks so bad-ass to play with this guitar, but all of those guitars like this are just for eyes:


I mean that's a beauties:
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 04:57:18 PM »

Thank you for the great post. Here's a link with some backstory on his guitars. Dana ; )
http://www.steveisler.com/Beatles%20Guitars/harrison1.html
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 10:46:41 AM »

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...Ramirez A-1
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Sorry, but I'm afraid this is not a Ramirez.

This one is a Ramirez:

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...and also is this one:

http://www.hofner.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38

Best!! ;)

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008, 09:57:13 AM »

Hi everybody!! ;)

I enclose a photo of the 'Viola de fado de luxo' that my friend Domingos Martins Machado, 'violeiro' (=i.e., instrument maker) from Tebosa (=Braga - Northern Portugal) made for George Harrison in 1993 under Donovan's order. Being Donovan playing at Northern Portugal at those days he went to Martins Machado atelier and ordered him the guitar for George. After a few months, Donovan received news from Domingos that the guitar was ready, so he went there -on 14 June that year-, payed for the guitar the equivalent of today 1646
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 11:54:27 AM »

Happy new year everybody!! ;)

Does anybody know if the Spanish guitar on the left side in this photo....

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...is the same as this one??

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Thank you in advance and best regards!! ;)

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2009, 12:45:02 PM »

It looks like it. But I think you are the expert here!  :)
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2009, 01:31:52 PM »

Thanx for your compliments!! ;)

Do you know when that photo was taken??

Best,

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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2009, 08:29:22 PM »

Not sure.
I know there's a picture of all four Beatles playing a guitar like this, just after they received them or got them as a present. It's somewhere on these boards, but I couldn't find them. I'm not sure if those are the guitars that George is playing here. I'll have another look around.
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Re: Georges' Guitars
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2009, 12:35:27 PM »

Thank you very much!! ;-)

I know which photo are you talking about, but I'm afraid that those guitars aren't the Spanish Ramirez but the Russian ones they were presented with (=I don't remember when. Sorry about that!!)

So..., doesn't anybody know when was taken the photo of GH guitars??

Best regards,

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