Does anyone recognize the guitar in this video?

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  1. julianisdead

    julianisdead Supporting Member

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    Anyone know what guitar Jesse Lacey (the singer) is using in this video? I know it's not anything he is known for using. There is a fairly good shot around 0:15 and 1:20. Thanks!

     
  2. daddyplayedsax

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    It's either a Gibson Barney Kessel or a copy of one. Pics here.
     
  3. snarkle

    snarkle Member

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    The Kessel has a deeper body, so it's not that. I suspect, but can't confirm, that it's a Japanese guitar from the late 1960s; I've seen several variants of this body shape, and owned a Norma model that for some freakish reason was wonderful for blues.

    I should have kept it and had it refretted, but no....
     
  4. devnulljp

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    Some hipster 60s formerly junk guitar -- I've seen that tailpiece on guitars branded Espana and Norma like these.

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    It sure looks like some variant of the Barney Kessel.

    Not sure who made those, but they seem to have a ton of different branding on the headstock -- Teisco? Kawai? Greco?


    Here's a thinline BK
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    And a Greco
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  5. Sweetfinger

    Sweetfinger Supporting Member

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    The pic is it! Maybe a Ventura? That's the brand I've seen on the nicer Gibson-esque MIJ stuff from the late 60s and 70s.
     
  6. devnulljp

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    That one's a Toyotah (!) I think. How about a Ventura V-1400?
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