In the following photo's we see Glen in the recording studio, presumably during mid-1968. He is pictured with an archtop guitar. I am presuming that this studio work was for the Wichita Lineman album and/or his compilation with Bobbie Gentry, as the shirt and coat can be seen on the cover of Wichita Lineman. It is the only time that Glen was seen with this archtop, so it may have belonged to the recording studio.
W. G. Barker handmade his boutique archtops in Toledo, beginning in the early 1960's. They are extremely rare today. The guitar Glen used, featured all solid tonewoods and is fitted with a floating DeArmond pickup. The slender profile neck was super comfortable to play up & down the fretboard. The guitar offered a warm, rich tone with superb resonance.
Here are a couple of pictures of a similar guitar that was made around 1963.
Please check out Jack Harris’s heartfelt tribute song to Glen Campbell, The Farewell Blue Guitar, with Brent Mason on lead guitar!
A look at the history behind many of the guitars Glen has used throughout his career.
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