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(@bdkauff)
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Hi everyone,

I have yet another guitar that looks really cool, but have never seen before. Here's the link. Its a video of Beck (not Jeff) playing recently, and its his lead guitarist' (female, on left) git that I'm trying to ID.

Thank you in advance!


   
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(@bdkauff)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Ea-iermeM

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(@gnease)
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(Derek is just Gretsch-happy these days :wink: )

Looks very Harmony-ish to me based on knobs and pups that resemble those of the Harmony Rocket. Looked around the web, and think it may be a version of the H49 Jupiter Stratotone. Here's a modern version that's not exactly the same, but with many close similarities:

http://www.harmonyguitars.com/ProductLine.asp?pl=vintage&pid=928F8E2DE9525DAEBE38E7E87B874E44003148A0D7C71BE8

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Harmony is a good bet the H49 Jupiter Stratotone was also market
under the Silvertone name but still made by Harmony.

http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/forsale_silvrtn-jupitr06b.html

Either way the same guitar and most likely a modern version.

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(@gnease)
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Harmony is a good bet the H49 Jupiter Stratotone was also market
under the Silvertone name but still made by Harmony.

http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/forsale_silvrtn-jupitr06b.html

Either way the same guitar and most likely a modern version.

Interesting. Other than color, the biggest differences I spot are angle of marque on the headstock, control plate's detailed shape and pup rings. Given variations in early production, these are trivial.

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(@bdkauff)
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Its interesting because Beck is playing an old dano silvertone too. They must be chasing the 60's sound...


   
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(@gnease)
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yep -- both are hollow/semi-hollow

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I did a little more research on this and the guitar is definitely a Silvertone
and the Guitarist is Jessica Dobson

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(@citizennoir)
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Hi,

I have a no frills version of this guitar; The single pup version of this one:
http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/forsale_silvrtn-1420strato.html

It's a great sounding guitar, especially for slide.

Back in the early 90's I blew my amp up twice with mine....
I just couldn't get a clean enough sound on the 'clean' channel with it,
so I plugged it into one of the other jacks (other than the guitar imputs).
Got the cleanest sound possible.... ended up blowing something in the process.
SO, it's got a real nice sound without any coloration; nice for the blues.

The neck doesn't have a truss rod, and it rarely stays in tune long.... horrid with weather changes :evil:

The pup seems to be just a magnet - no windings.
Perhaps Greg could elaborate on that.

Completely hollow body, flat top.

Nice guitar though.... I've had mine for about 30 years now.

Ken

Me and the Harmony guitar:

The Harmony H303 amp that came with it:

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begins to live more simply without"
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(@gnease)
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If there's a magnet, there's going to be something like a coil somewhere. Why do you think the pup is just a magnet?

BTW, a lot of slide players like the old cheap-@ss pups from Teiscos, Silvertones and similar. Probably because most of these are wound on short, wide bobbins and have pretty strong magnets. That would be a lot like a P90.

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