George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

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George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (greg_feo) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:29 pm

From the Grammy Museum , the new exhibit.. some of my photos from the Media Preview ..enjoy !
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (Danotron) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:37 pm

Very cool Greg!

Those are the best "close up" pictures of that guitar I've ever seen.

Thanks 8)
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (scotty) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:57 pm

Great pics thanks for sharing! 8)
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing....
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (ataritoobin) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Very cool! 8) Thanks for sharing!

Was that really his original J-160E on the display? Seems odd that the black would fade to a red cherryburst, unless it was refinished at some point:

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George with the 1962 J-160E, note the moved pick up (which could have been re-located to its original position). John's '62 was stolen by this point, replaced with the "double ring" version with the orange tag in the sound hole.

I recall that clip of George in the 70s watching a film of them playing "This Boy" - "I gave that guitar away!" :lol: Sounds like he gave a lot of guitars away over the years!
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (shamustwin) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the pics!
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (jch) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:55 pm

Outstanding pics ,thanks for sharing Greg!
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (godber) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:52 pm

That's great. What it must be like to actually play that Rickenbacker. 8)
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (scotty) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:16 pm

Meh.... probably just like any other its not like its the first 12 stringer or anything...
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (kiramdear) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:08 pm

scotty wrote:Meh.... probably just like any other its not like its the first 12 stringer or anything...


No, it's only the second one ... :mrgreen:
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (windchimp) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:27 pm

Lotsa history was made on that "ordinary" guitar. 8)


It certainly gave me pause for thought....
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (JakeK) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:46 pm

Man, that guitar looks great. The pics you took, Greg, look real, too. The finish has ambered really nicely, too. Kinda like the 360/12V64 from '86 Kevin Kuney had for sale a while back...

Also, why stare at his original Duo Jet locked in glass when you can have a cheap $20k imitation from Gretsch Custom Shop? :lol: (The following was not bashing Gretsch in the slightest, it was merely a joke at how down to detail the Harrison tribute Duo Jet is)
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (greg_feo) » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:40 pm

Thanks all.

JakeK,
Thanks for the comps. I've had some success shooting vintage guitars, & catching the red (right) with no flash. Am happy with these snaps. High Def pics are coming soon. If interested. I wish I had as much success playing them... :mrgreen:
It was nice to be alone with these guitars and no crowd to contend with, Ill tell you that ..............
Does everyone know this guitars Serial Number? Hope you all get a chance to see it, in person.

"Especially" you John...Mr. Hall 8)
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (fabandgear) » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:34 am

Greg, thank you so much for sharing these pictures of George's beautiful 12 string! This is the guitar that launched so many player's love affair with Rickenbacker!
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Re: George Harrison '63 360/12 (pics) @ Grammy Museum

Postby (libratune) » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:24 am

Outstanding job, Greg. Your photographs reveal the true character, look and (almost) feel of this utterly remarkable guitar.
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