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http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/Electric-Harp-Guitar-201/
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hi Benoit,

can you imagine to execute this 'modification' to your own Gibson harp guitar? the good thing is... you don't have to mess with the top, and now it is also 'historically correct'

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Hi Ben,

Wonder if Leo Fender knew about this baby? Thanks for the post!

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Alas, it was too good to be true.  I did wonder why the entire world of guitar scholars had not made more of this...

From anonymous: "Henry brought the electric harp guitar to my attention around 2005. I ran it by Lynn Wheelwright, who is the most knowledgeable guy on early electrics. He said the electronics are third-generation Vivitone (Loar's company) and could date to no earlier than 1934. While the guitar is from the 1920s, the pickup was installed later."

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Although, it still is a very interesting instrument within the context of early attempts at amplification.  I still would love to see the instrument up close.  I wonder how it sounds compared to modern electronic amplification (aka Tom Shinness).  I also wonder what they plugged the instrument into for an amplifier.


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