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Permalink Dick Dale's The Beast in the transitional Burgundy Mist/Candy Apple Purple in '63!

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IvanP wrote:

If you look at the photo as a whole, there is a fairly strong shadow thrown by the lights, so it's quite possible that part of what appears to be the black band on the upper edge is actually the shadow, making the band appear bigger than it actually is. Also, though I see what you're saying, I think it's quite possible that the old photo just doesn't have enough detail/pixels to fully capture the degradations of the burst on the upper horn. The black bands appear to be pretty close on the lower part of the body (by the strap button and the jack plate) of the two guitars. Just throwing it out there. I am NOT saying that this is DEFINITELY Eddie's guitar - by no means, I'm just saying it's still possible to explain your (valid) observations.

I agree that the lower band is pretty compelling. I wish there was a more definite "landmark" that we could see to be sure this is the same guitar. As it is, given all the variables between the photos, it can't be ruled in or out by visual means...at least the way I'm looking at it.

Thanks, Surfbeat! I was just putting too much weight into the order you had listed the colors. The other colors were very unlikely to be photographed, but as exciting as it was the see the purple, it seemed worth asking!

Rosewood was surely out by '59, but I remember reading of him getting the guitar years before that. It very well could've been a matter of mistyping, as 1959 makes much more sense with the timeline of everything.

I just saw that Fender has a signature Jaguar bass for Mastodon's bass player Troy Sanders, finished in Silverburst - pretty similar to Eddie's finish, though obviously without the metal flakes.

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Ivan, Fender actually offers a Tele & Strat in silverburst too....

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Thanks, Bob! Didn't know that. Really like that finish - though it would be even better with metal flakes! Smile

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IvanP wrote:

Really like that finish - though it would be even better with metal flakes! Smile

Agree they should've shot that with the sparkle gun.

Wes
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Heck yeah! Big Grin

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This silverburst would have looked good with my new Space Cossacks machine:

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IvanP wrote:

Heck yeah! Big Grin

This silverburst would have looked good with my new Space Cossacks machine:

Have someone take your Space Cossacks Light Saber and shoot it like Eddie B's. Two homages for the price of one.
Stir the Pot

Wes
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It looks like someone else thinks the Larry Robbins guitar is actually Eddie B's. Here it is in the Songbirds Museum in Tennessee, with what looks to me like an Eddie and the Showman picture next to it.

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"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

HOLY COW! Awesome! How did you find this, Chris?

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IvanP wrote:

HOLY COW! Awesome! How did you find this, Chris?

Someone on Offset Guitar Forum posted about 30 pictures of the museum displays. Maxx Kominsky saw this picture and commented on it. It was all Maxx!

I've emailed the museum to see if they consider it to be Eddie B's.

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

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Sonichris wrote:

Someone on Offset Guitar Forum posted about 30 pictures of the museum displays. Maxx Kominsky saw this picture and commented on it. It was all Maxx!

Go, Maxx, go!!! Great eye! Very impressive.

I've emailed the museum to see if they consider it to be Eddie B's.

Please let us know when you hear from them. I'd also be really interested in finding out whether the museum owns the guitar or if it's been temporarily lent to them.

(I can't tell, but is that whole display devoted to Fender guitars in surf music in particular? Any of the others potentially historic?)

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Here's the tread on OSG.

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=105348

Not just Fenders, but the pictures on OSG are mostly Fender, and mostly offset.
Lot's of historic guitars, including celebrity owned and historically significant for other reasons. Looks impressive, to say the least.

https://songbirdsguitars.com

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

Thanks, Chris, I'll check it out, but I was asking about the particular photo above - is that a display of surf-music-related instruments, do you know?

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I don't know.

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

I did check out that thread, and OMG!! OMG UNBELIEVABLE!!! I've GOTTA go there!

I don't want to register for that forum in order this question, so maybe you know or can ask it for me, Chris: the OP said that he posted the Strat photos on a Strat-themed forum; do you know which one that might be?

Thanks again for all this cool info!

Ivan
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Last edited: Sep 13, 2017 20:58:23

Maybe Strat talk.com?
http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/pre-cbs-strats-at-songbirds.446014/

"You can't tell where you're going if you don't know where you've been"

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YOWSA!! That's the stuff, Chris! You RULE! Thank you so much!!! Drool Drool Drool

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