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That guitar is very much like Ol' Fred's late-50's CW in every way. Those particular strings seem a little brighter in the top end than average, but it's a great example of the late-50's slope J sound.

 

Very nice, any way you look at it.

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Dave ,

 

thanks !! what a gem , they had a 1957 lefty @ Jacksons rare guitars in australia a while ago but then they shutdown the guitar store because there was all kinds of crazy stuff going on ( most say the owner wasn't an honest guy) ... I would have loved to play that lefty =)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JC

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Lovely sound there from this late 50's CW

 

i wonder..and expect..that the open tuning he is using is adding somewhat to the tone..giving it more warmth against the highs

 

sounds really nice..

 

Am I correct in thinking the CW is basically a Hummingbird without the bling ?

 

( god knows why EA insists on calling his a HB when they sound this good :P heheh )

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He switches to standard tuning about halfway through. These 50's CW's were round shouldered like a J-45/50. Sometime in the 60's they went to square shoulders like the Hummingbird.

 

yeah of course that what be a main difference right there ...:)

 

yes when he goes to standard tuning..you hear a marked difference...and he is playing a semi tone flat in both i beleive

 

 

still great sounding guitar [thumbup]

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Lovely sound there from this late 50's CW

 

Am I correct in thinking the CW is basically a Hummingbird without the bling ?

 

( god knows why EA insists on calling his a HB when they sound this good :P heheh )

 

The round-shouldered CW like this one is essentially an SJ natural. The Country Western monniker came in sometime in the late 50's, and the inside label acquired a rope border to celebrate its "Western-ness".

 

The 'Bird has always been a square dread. Sometime in the early 60's--later than this guitar, and after the 'Bird was introduced--both the SJ and the CW acquired the same square-dread body as the 'Bird.

 

This round-shoulder CW, and its contemporaneous 'burst SJ brother, are basically blinged-out J-45/J-50's.

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That guitar is very much like Ol' Fred's late-50's CW in every way. Those particular strings seem a little brighter in the top end than average, but it's a great example of the late-50's slope J sound.

 

Very nice, any way you look at it.

 

Does kinda look familiar, although not quite as rough around the edges. Brightness is prob a result of strings. Mine is usually wearing Martin SP's 11-52

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Guy says in the video comments he was using coated Ernie Ball strings. I never woulda guessed that. They sound great on that guitar no doubt

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I really liked the sound and look of that!

 

 

I see it is sold, luckily for the guitar fund, but it would have made a wonderful 'big sister' to my 59 LG3 and B25-12N!

 

 

 

BluesKing777.

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