- Nov 24, 2014
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If memory serves, Martin put out a Byrds inspired 7 string dreadnought (maybe a D-28) that had a pair of B strings (like a 12 string is rigged). An effort to get a more "clangy" sound without going full 12 string.probably went with the b because it's unwound and easier to maintain intonation but still gets you that lap steel type effect. i can see using the g as well and it's probably been done.
here's clarence in action at the playboy mansion, you can see his shoulder working the bender, interestingly he does a lot of work with the bend engaged and then lets it 'off' to effect. the original byrds recording was a lap steel and he's just doing that part here
love the dancing.
I have a Gibson ES-350, and since I got my hand on this, I keep it as a treasure. I've dreamed about it for so long because no other Gibson has had those specs ever, and it's an exceptional guitar. The sunburst finish, the split parallelogram inlays, the bounded neck, and so many other features make this guitar representative and special.