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Glen Campbell with his Martin D18 and Rick Nelson

Post by jay » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:37 am

Glen Campbell with Rick Nelson during Rick's tour in Japan in 1966. Glen is holding his Martin D-18.

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Glen Campbell with John Lodge and his Martin D18

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John Lodge (of the Moody Blues) with Glen Campbell and his Martin D18.

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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by jay » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Glen playing with Cal, at home, during the Goodbye tour
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One more picture from the tracks...

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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by jay » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:24 am

From the pictures that I have seen, my guess is that the guitar was worn in those area's before Glen got it.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by Mike Joyce » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:06 pm

jay, it's a strange area to have wear and tear. The only guitarist I can think of who would play that far up the strings on a regular basis is Johnny Cash.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by jay » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:45 pm

Yes, I think that the D-18 had wear on it when Glen got it, for a couple of reasons.
There are pictures of it, in the recording studio that would indicate that ... as well as... Glen's strumming and picking was textbook. None of his guitars had wear on them from pick use (or misuse). Just my .02.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by Mike Joyce » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:08 am

Hey Jay,
I would like to second Dee's remarks. I too hadn't made the links between the various guitars that Glen has used over the years. I assumed Glen bought or was given guitars by Ovation and kept them for relatively short periods. I had no idea Glen kept them for decades after he originally bought/used them. The Ovation Bluebird I guess was the first to catch my attention as I had seen it on the front of the Festival Hall album and of course in concerts after that time. You truly have given me a good education and a deeper appreciation of this aspect of glen's life. So thank you Jay, for all your hard work. I for one really appreciate it.
As regards the Martin guitar; In the Phoenix picture it already shows signs of age on the front, by the scratch board. Do you think it was several years old at that stage already or was that due to the repair work done on it.
I love the fact that Glen has a fondness for these guitars, as they are a part of his own history and career and have a great sentimental value to him as well as his fans, when they saw them on display..



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Re:Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by jay » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:43 am

Here is a picture taken of Glen with his Martin D-18, probably during the "By the Time I get to Phoenix" photography session, that was taken in LA.
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Glen at the LA Rail Yard, just in front of the sixth street viaduct
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I am pretty sure that it is taken, at the LA River Railroads, looking back at the Sixth Street Viaduct, that spans the LA River.
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Glen's D-18 Martin, is very distinguishable by the wear on the soundboard.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Martin D-18

Post by jay » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Here is a picture, that has surfaced, of Ashley playing the D-18, right before Glen and Kim moved to Nashville.
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