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Ahhh the 70s...

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by dewman, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool.. What kinda guitar is that?

    Jeff
     
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    I pretty sure he used a Hagstrom Swede a lot but that look kind of like a Framus.
     
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    He did play a Swede at some point but that's not it. The headstock on a Swede isn't symmetrical like the one in the vid. Here's a Swede:

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    That was a blast from the past! They definately pushed some bounderies back then. It was cool that they played that so fast!!!
     
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    Looks to me like a Gibson L5s with a wraparound tailpiece - possibly special order. It's definitely not this:
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    Framus 'Jan Akkerman'
     
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    If you surf around you'll see that in a few videos, he's loaded Gretsch pups in his LP styled guitars.
     
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    It's not a Framus. That clip predated his Framus Akkerman model. It's a Les Paul Recording -- a slightly larger, all mahogany LP from the early 70s with low impedence pickups and wacky switching. Akkerman had it retopped with a maple cap, put in regular buckers and a stoptail. That was his main guitar until his signature Framus came out.
     
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    Yup... There is some footage of Akkerman w/ the Recording before the custom work...
     
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    Gibson Les Paul Personal, retopped by Paul Hamer, took the tuneomatic out and installed a stoptail bridge.
     
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    I saw them on the 1st tour here, he was playing a Jr for most of the night! lol.....a red double cut. Still had that tone he gets, everything almost sounds like a tele....
     
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    I also saw them in '73(?!!!), opening up for the Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer:dude Both bands had those "monster" mostly instrumental hits at that time.

    Teenage guitar wankage heaven:banana
     

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