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I had a thread on this, months ago.

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/102824-david-crosbys-electric-12-sting-bass/

There was a "spoof site" claiming it was a 12-string bass! LOL!!! I posted that, as

well! [flapper] I don't think we every came up with any definitive answer?

 

I'm pretty sure it was just a Custom made guitar, for the

man himself.

 

CB

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Man, this one has been bothering me. I've spent some time trying to figure out the three guitars in the second video. First two, easy. Stephen Still, Gretsch White Falcon. Neil Young, Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120. And from what I've been able to find, so far, a custom (1969?) Gibson Byrdland 12, that has been massaged by Alembic (the first of several Alembics for David). Funny how the front and the back of the headstock are painted black. Rumor has it that Alembic did that when they got it. Alembic was just getting going and David saw what they had done for Jerry Garcia and wanted some of that.

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Excellent job. The info I found was on a European CSN fan site, but looks like they missed the mark. The Alembic thing caught my eye, and gave it some credence as several of his subsequent guitars were A-mods. I bow to your superior sleuthing.

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Good one CB. Here's the relevant section:

 

Crosby[this pic is ca. '69-'70] is holding a custom modified guitar owned by Stills, which began it's life as a Guild Duane Eddy 6 string, but for whatever reason, Stills had it "modified" removing the stock neck and putting a custom made 12 string neck on it.I think he also stuck a Gibson Varitone in it.

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