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#2887025 - 10/25/17 10:53 AM Name that axe!
whitefang Offline
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Here's a clip of a group from Japan i the mid to later '60's called The Blue Comets. Guitar player using a violin shaped 6-string with a scrolled headstock.

??Possibly a CONRAD? I dunno....little help please...

And Skip, were they really a big deal over there? I mean, they DID wind up on Ed Sullivan.








Edited by whitefang (10/25/17 10:58 AM)
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#2887028 - 10/25/17 11:05 AM Re: Name that axe! [Re: whitefang]
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@Whitefang - Searching on Conrad Guitars, I found a photo of a 12-string that looks a lot like the Bass, but that one Guitar on the right? IDK? Never seen anything remotely like it.
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#2887076 - 10/25/17 02:52 PM Re: Name that axe! [Re: Winston Psmith]
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I think I might have found it. Or a copycat at least.

Try searching with Conrad 1402t guitar......

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#2887472 - 10/27/17 07:23 PM Re: Name that axe! [Re: whitefang]
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Hmmm, well they are a little before my time. They are almost before my time on Earth! I don`t know a lot about the music of this era, my main interest started more in the 1980s. But apparently it was huge-there is TV special at year-end with all the biggest stars performing-that song got them on the show. Also interesting is that it was the third song in a series, all with the word `Blue` in the title.
Their English pronunciation is good, which hampers a lot of other Japanese bands from having international appeal.


Edited by skipclone 1 (10/27/17 07:24 PM)
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#2887509 - 10/28/17 04:33 AM Re: Name that axe! [Re: skipclone 1]
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My constant mistake is in thinking we're all about the same age in here. By the 80's I've amassed so much music, starting in the very early '60's, and a bit before. I thought too, that you might ask around about them and find out more.

Not having good English pronunciation isn't really that much of a hindrance. In fact, English doesn't have to even be used. Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto had a big hit in the U.S. with a song called "Sukiyaki" in the mid '60's. wink Entirely in Japanese. In fact, I often mentioned in here that I at first thought The Yardbirds were a Japanese rock group. Their first U.S. release "For Your Love" had that kind of vibe to it.
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