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Unread 01-29-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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Greatest Moment(s) in Guitar History

ya this is kind of a ripp off of guitar players 101 greatest moments in guitar history, but what do you think? i honestly doen't know. I really liked in when Jimi light his guitar on fire, thats pretty awesome, but thats not a greatest moment i guess.

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Unread 01-30-2006, 01:53 AM   #2
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Unread 01-30-2006, 09:52 AM   #5
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The pairing of Charlie Christian with the Gibson ES-150.

None of us would be having this dicussion right now had that meeting not occured.
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The pairing of Charlie Christian with the Gibson ES-150.

None of us would be having this dicussion right now had that meeting not occured.
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Rickenbacker and his horseshoe pickup, Les Paul and the "log" were every bit as important in the development of the modern electric guitar as Christian.
The early tube amps of Kissel (founder of Carvin ) and Rickenbacker in the late 40`s along with the Leo Fender designs in the early 50`s were tremendiously important also. Seath Lover and the Humbucker most notably the Gibson PAF in the late 50`s along with Kissel and the Carvin AP6 that Moserite (sp?) used on the Ventures models - the list could go on and on.
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as much as i dislike elvis i must give him credit, if it wasn't for him who knows what music would be like. But i will stick with hendrix releasing his first album, which in my opinion revalusionized music greatly also.

ok, maybe dislike elvis isn't right, i actually doen't mind his music, i guess i just doen't listen to him much. Actually the more i think of it the more i do like him .
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The pairing of Charlie Christian with the Gibson ES-150.

None of us would be having this dicussion right now had that meeting not occured.
Can you expand on that?
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Can you expand on that?
Yes but to do so I'm going to borrow from Gibson's website.
Their explanation is short and concise:

In the spring of 1935, Gibson enlisted musician Alvino Rey to help develop a prototype pickup with engineers at the Lyon & Healy company in Chicago. Later that year, research was moved in-house, where Gibson employee Walter Fuller came up with the final design.

Gibson introduced the distinctive hexagonal pickup on a lap steel model in late 1935. The pickup was installed on an F-hole archtop guitar, dubbed the ES-150 (ES for Electric Spanish), and the first one shipped from the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 20, 1936.

Was the ES-150 the best electric guitar that guitarists in 1936 had ever seen? Jazz musician Charlie Christian, who would establish the electric guitar as an instrument with its own unique voice, thought so. Sixty years later, the Gibson ES-150 is still known as the Charlie Christian model, and some jazz players consider the ES-150's "Charlie Christian" pickup to be the best jazz pickup ever made.


To me (and dare I say many others), this mating of Mr. Christian to the first electric guitar and his ability to play it like no one else at that time (and unequaled by many since) was definitely a great moment in guitar history if not the greatest moment in electric guitar history.
It was a Genesis-like event for electric guitarists.
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Yes but to do so I'm going to borrow from Gibson's website.
Their explanation is short and concise:

In the spring of 1935, Gibson enlisted musician Alvino Rey to help develop a prototype pickup with engineers at the Lyon & Healy company in Chicago. Later that year, research was moved in-house, where Gibson employee Walter Fuller came up with the final design.

Gibson introduced the distinctive hexagonal pickup on a lap steel model in late 1935. The pickup was installed on an F-hole archtop guitar, dubbed the ES-150 (ES for Electric Spanish), and the first one shipped from the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 20, 1936.

Was the ES-150 the best electric guitar that guitarists in 1936 had ever seen? Jazz musician Charlie Christian, who would establish the electric guitar as an instrument with its own unique voice, thought so. Sixty years later, the Gibson ES-150 is still known as the Charlie Christian model, and some jazz players consider the ES-150's "Charlie Christian" pickup to be the best jazz pickup ever made.


To me (and dare I say many others), this mating of Mr. Christian to the first electric guitar and his ability to play it like no one else at that time (and unequaled by many since) was definitely a great moment in guitar history if not the greatest moment in electric guitar history.
It was a Genesis-like event for electric guitarists.
Check your facts the first electric guitar wasn`t a Gibson but was the "flying frying pan" from Rickenbacker. I do however agree that Christian and the ES135 had a tremendious impact.
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