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Okay. I give up. Late in his life, George purchased a custom made green Telecaster. The final Beatle videos, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" show him using it in the studio. I remember seeing a link as to who made the guitar, but I can't remember.

Who made the guitar???

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It mighta been a Fritz Bros. "Bluesmaster" Roy Buchanan Signature Model; Roy apparantly sent one to George once as a gift, though I don't know if it was green. All I can come up with!

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Hmmm...dunno...I thought it was like one guy's name...like a "Joe Smith" tele, but that wasn't it. Could be...who knows...


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Well, they're a "Tele" style, and they might have one or the other of the "Bros." names on the headstock, or even Roy Buchanan; I haven't been able to find much on them, primarily some references as to George's having one... -k


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I know there was a guy that made a few custom jobs for both George & Carl Perkins at some point. Not sure if they were tele-type or not. Hmmmm, I'll have to do some research.

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I know there was a guy that made a few custom jobs for both George & Carl Perkins at some point. Not sure if they were tele-type or not. Hmmmm, I'll have to do some research.
That may be the one. God, stuff like that is hard to track.


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I think the guys name is Bernie Hamburger,I believe he built several guitars for Harrison......
a quick search yielded http://www.hamburguitar.com


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And the winner of the bonus round is...SaucyJack!!!

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That's the Tele that he's playing in the final Beatle videos...


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Are you sure that's the one from the last Beatles videos? That guitar loos pretty recent with what looks to be stacked buckers in the neck(The Dimarzio or Duncan ones with the blades in them). The extra toggle switch implies active electronics to me, but I guess it could be connected to a cap for extra tone shaping or something.

When was that video made? '70, '71? Were the above technologies even available at that time?


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Never mind, I just looked at the site. When WAS that video made? He looks pretty long in the tooth in the studio picture.


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Yup, nice work saucyjack. That's definitely the guy I had in mind. Doh! How can I forget a name like Hamburger?

Sylver, that video was shot around the time of the anthology series, not sure of the exact year.

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Are you sure that's the one from the last Beatles videos? That guitar loos pretty recent with what looks to be stacked buckers in the neck(The Dimarzio or Duncan ones with the blades in them). The extra toggle switch implies active electronics to me, but I guess it could be connected to a cap for extra tone shaping or something.

When was that video made? '70, '71? Were the above technologies even available at that time?
Keep in mind that the last Beatles videos were made in '94 or '95. The "Free As A Bird" "Real Love" videos.

You are most likely thinking of his all-rosewood Fender Telecaster, which, if I'm correct, is currently owned by Delaney Bramlett.


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K, thanks Tedster. I had forgotten about those sessions. At first I thought you meant the last "All four" Beatles. The looks of that guitar make a lot more sense for the '90s!


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Thanks all for the props...glad to be of service once in awhile....back to semi lurk mode...

BTW Tedster is co-rrect about the guitar in the last video.


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George used 2 Fender Stratocasters and one Hamburg guitar for the 2 new Beatles songs Free as a Bird and Real Love

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The Stratocaster was his favourite guitar

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The Rosewood guitar he only owned 11 months and gave to Delany Bramlet.
He then toured with Delaney and Bonnie but used his Stratocaster Named Rocky

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I recall that video, and that guitar. I didn't see anything on Hamburger's page that looked like it. It was a highly figured quilted maple top, stained vivid green, and it had a tremolo bridge, possibly a Floyd. The guy was a really small-timer, seemed like, and he made the guitar specially for George. He had a mutual friend of George show it to him, and George liked it a lot, and agreed to buy it. The guy got to meet George when he took possession.


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I found footage of George with the guitar, on the Real Love video. It's right about 2:23 in. The Green Tele...


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Its a black Stratocaster he slides on. Sjuke recording those 2 songs he used 2 Fender Stratocasrers and a Hamburg guitar made by a real small manufacturer.

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Sorry for the autospelling errors. He slides on a black Stratocaster in real love. While recording those 2 New Beatles songs he used 2 Fender Stratocasters and a Hamburg guitar made by a very small manufacturer.
The Stratocaster seen here ( the black one with a Wooden neck) is the same guitar he used to record his last album Brainwashed. George was Strat happy. His favourite guitar he explained in a Fender Stratocaster book. He wanted one in 1958. And Also said that if I could have decided my first electric guitar would have been the Stratocaster. He was to buy a Stratocaster in Hamburg but the guitarist in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes woke up earlier and Bought it. That scared George for the rest of his life. Imagine the early Beatles songs on a Stratocaster instead of a Gretsch. Anyway december 64 he got his Stratocaster. The Stratocaster was his main guitar in the studio with the Beatles from 1965 to 1970. Starting with a few songs on help then rubber soul was all strat. And so it continued even though he used other guitars as well. By the way it was George that turned Eric Clapton Into Stratocasters.


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