Grant Green's Guitar

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  1. MoltenVoltage

    MoltenVoltage Member

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    Can anyone tell what kind of guitar Grant Green is pictured with on this page?

    It looks like maybe an acoustic with some type of funky custom pickguard and single coil pickups. I've never seen anything even remotely similar.

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    .:. Bill
     
  2. hogy

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    That's a McCarty pickguard. Same Ted McCarty that invented the humbucker.

    Those 'guards were a Gibson item, available in single pickup a double pickup.

    Used on many Gibson acoustic archtops at the time.
     
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  3. MoltenVoltage

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    So the pickups are embedded in the pickguard?

    Too cool!

    I found this page, and the bottom one looks like the same pickguard but with a single cutaway guitar.

    The inlays looks pretty unique on Grant's guitar- a Google search found some similar stuff but no guitars without cutaways with that inlay pattern and pickguard - any idea what model?

    Thanks again for the info!

    .:. Bill
     
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    I think you nailed the guitar, just with a different version of the pickguard - there's a knob near the neck on Grant's.

    Paul - thanks for the link - looks like he's playing the same axe in this vid!
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152247783246792&set=vb.200635926791&type=2&theater

    I just got Iron City and Street of Dreams LP reissues - tremendous stuff!

    For anyone unfamiliar, Idle Moments LP has been reissued by Blue Note and is possibly the most sublime jazz guitar album that exists.

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    Oh! That's a tasty clip.
     
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    Thanks for the link and tip on the vid Paul. That is a tasty vid too Flyin, took me through a little Grant Green binge. :)
     
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    Very cool to see how different their demeanor is.

    Kenny Burrell seems very focused, Kessel seems almost hyper and Grant Green is just groovin' with the occasional skronk.
     
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    Yes that is pretty telling....and accurate.
     
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    smokin great jazz lines...
     
  14. MoltenVoltage

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    Just watched the new movie Whiplash - if you dig jazz, it's really well done.

    Not much guitar, but some truly insane drumming.

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