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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Travel Town museum is located at Griffith Park in LA. It is where the first two pictures in the first topic were taken. The engine was owned by the AT&SF. This engine is one of forty-five built by Baldwin in 1899 for the AT&SF. Originally #891, it was renumbered #664 in 1900. In 1910, it was loaned to the Pecos & Northern Texas Railway for a year but then returned to the AT&SF. It hauled freight on AT&SF's Northern, Southern, Panhandle, Plains and Gulf Divisions, and was still in active service when donated to the museum in 1953. #664 weighs 161,500 lbs. The 98,000 lb tender held 5,000 gallons of water and 9 tons of oil.
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:55 pm

Nice find, Wayne...and thanks for sharing that.
Too bad no one ever had the conversation with Semie about his relationship with Glen back then. They HAD to have one. Glen didn't play Mosrites for that long of period of time and he had a slew of them...some with personalized necks.



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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:44 pm

I thought I had seen Glen with a 12-string version of his acoustic Mosrite. Her it is, GC initials and all.




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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:20 pm

On a Singapore edition of By The Time I Get To Phoenix
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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Cowpoke » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:25 am

Thanks Wayne. I never saw that complete show before. As Glen already mentions on that Bob Hope special, a few days later he appeared on Bing Crosby's Hollywood Palace, playing this guitar.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXd6KxOMkmQ[/youtube]


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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Wayne...Great video...fun to watch! Totally agree. There's another guitar out there for you to sniff out. Makes you wonder who's closet (or attic) it's in.



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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:13 am

The video of If You Go Away was from a Bob Hope Special that aired Dec 19, 1968. The show in it's entirity is on YouTube.

It's gotta be a different guitar.

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Cowpoke » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:15 pm

My two cents: that date of January 1, 1968 could very well a default date. I mean, they probably know it's 1968 but the database requires a full date so they enter January 1. In other words, it could have also been made later in that same year.
Glen doing If You Go Away on that youtube video. I have no idea where that is from. Siblis, do you perhaps know it?
Glen did do If You Go Away on the Goodtime Hour twice: 26 February 1969 and 3 December 1969. But by then he would have used an Ovation right? Perhaps he also did it on the Summer Brothers Smothers Show, I don't know. Glen already recorded the song in April of 1968. Something tells me the video is not from one of his own shows...


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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by Bluebird » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:18 am

Pretty much has to be another one, then... and the search continues!

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Re: Mosrite Balladere I, Model 401

Post by jay » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:24 pm

It's a good thought, but the picture of Glen sitting on the tracks, if correct by Getty, is Jan 1, which would precede the summer show.
That song was on the WL album, which shows to have been released in November.
Im stumped



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