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by Bob Willard Henke
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Glen Campbell's Ovation Bluebird 12 String
Replies: 5
Views: 10607

Re: Glen Campbell's Ovation Bluebird 12 String

The Bluebird 12 String that went back to the Ovation factory originally had the fancier neck. That neck was crushed by an airline on a road trip in 1988. Fortunately Ovation had some replacement necks at the factory but they were the more common necks without binding and the abilone diamond inlays. ...
by Bob Willard Henke
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Fender Stratocasters Glen Campbell Played
Replies: 5
Views: 7259

Re: Fender Stratocasters Glen Campbell Played

Glen was playing a White Standard Fender Stratocaster as early as 1987. In fact, that was his main 6 string electric guitar while I was in the band from 1987 to 1991. As his Guitar Tech for that period of time I kept that guitar and his Ovation Bluebird 12 String at my home when we weren't on the ro...
by Bob Willard Henke
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Glen Campbell's First Hamer 12 String
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Re: Glen Campbell's First Hamer 12 String

Glen Campbells' first Hamer 12 String - It originally had one very large Humbucking pickup but Glen didn't like the sound of it so I had our local Luthier/Guitar Repairman put two Telecaster pickups on it. Glen liked the sound better but couldn't get used to the weight and the balance of the instrum...
by Bob Willard Henke
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Individual Guitars Glen Campbell has Played
Topic: Glen Campbell's First Hamer 12 String
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Glen Campbell's First Hamer 12 String

Jeff Daytons account of what happened to Glens original Ovation Bluebird 12 String isn't entirely accurate. I was the Bass player in the band at the time and I was also Glens Guitar Tech. When the Bluebird had it's neck crushed it was in 1989 by an airline we won't mention, I took the guitar home an...