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I was under the impression it was a Gibson (and that's why I picked this forum).

 

Are you sure it's a Harptone 12-string? In the video I think it's definitely not a 12-string, the fret markers are different (it has inlays similar to Gibson), but the headstock isn't visible against the dark background. It's a different guitar than the one Bowie is playing in the photo on the page from your link.

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Are you sure it's a Harptone 12-string?

 

I'm sure it's a Harptone -- the pickguard is enough to guarantee that - but not that it's a 12-string. The bridges on the 12s frequently had to be replaced. While the bridge in the video is certainly very narrow for a 12, he did play a 12 during that era. Of course, he could have owned a 6 too, or borrowed one for the video, but the 12 is the guitar he's "identified" with.

 

-- Bob R

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