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Old 08-04-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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This is a question for the guitar buffs out there.

What kind of acoustic Guitar does Terry use? I know it looks like a Martin, but Im pretty sure it isn't one. From the pics that we have been receiving lately, and, I also notice it in concerts, the headstock of the guitar, is what makes me say it's not a Martin. Maybe a Luthier's guitar that was made for him.

His electric of course is a Gretsch...Jesse.

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This is a question for the guitar buffs out there.

What kind of acoustic Guitar does Terry use? I know it looks like a Martin, but Im pretty sure it isn't one. From the pics that we have been receiving lately, and, I also notice it in concerts, the headstock of the guitar, is what makes me say it's not a Martin. Maybe a Luthier's guitar that was made for him.

His electric of course is a Gretsch...Jesse.

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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The headstock of the guitar.
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #4
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The headstock of the guitar.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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Terry usually uses a Martin D-18 from the late '60s, I think. But I agree with you. This definitely doesn't look like the Martin. Maybe he bought a new one, too.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:36 AM   #6
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Yup, looks like Terry's using a new axe.

Sort of favors the non-Martin rosewood dred that Gord has.
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Thank's Cathy, I knew you would answer this one. Also to New 12 String Mike. Morning Glory thank's for that great pic.

On this great pic from Morning Glory, Terry's guitar, does look like the one Gord has use for so many years. It's probably what Mike was saying...Jesse.
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Thank's Cathy, I knew you would answer this one. Also to New 12 String Mike. Morning Glory thank's for that great pic.

On this great pic from Morning Glory, Terry's guitar, does look like the one Gord has use for so many years. It's probably what Mike was saying...Jesse.
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Gordon's new 6 string guitar is a Martin. His 12 strings are Gibsons.
Terry's looks like an OM size guitar, instead of a dreadnaught. I have no idea what kind it is, though.
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:25 PM   #12
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Yup, That's Gordon's D-18. Did anybody ever figure out what that spot on the back of that guitar was?
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:48 AM   #13
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Some have posted ,that it was to protect the guitar from his belt buckle. I myself think, the guitar was probably damaged.

In the front, close to the bridge, below the sound hole, there's this round black patch, on both guitars . The 6 & 12 Strings.

There have been many theory's talked about on this. Some say it has a switch, he just has to press on it, and it as some sort of an effect.

Other's say it's, for protection, from the picks, on his 12 string, Gibson B45, and protection from his fingernails, on his 6 string Martin D18.

He wouldn't want his guitars to look like Willie Nelson's old "Trigger" guitar... :D

Im sure you all noticed,the fingernails on Gordon's right hand. They look like guitar picks.

I myself do play both ways. Sometimes with a pick, and other times, plucking the strings with my fingers, but never was able to use my finger nails...
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Some have posted ,that it was to protect the guitar from his belt buckle. I myself think, the guitar was probably damaged.

In the front, close to the bridge, below the sound hole, there's this round black patch, on both guitars . The 6 & 12 Strings.

There have been many theory's talked about on this. Some say it has a switch, he just has to press on it, and it as some sort of an effect.

Other's say it's, for protection, from the picks, on his 12 string, Gibson B45, and protection from his fingernails, on his 6 string Martin D18.

He wouldn't want his guitars to look like Willie Nelson's old "Trigger" guitar... :D

Im sure you all noticed,the fingernails on Gordon's right hand. They look like guitar picks.

I myself do play both ways. Sometimes with a pick, and other times, plucking the strings with my fingers, but never was able to use my finger nails...
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I don't use fingernails, either, Jesse. They always seem to break. I find that when I use my fingertips, if I play a lot, they become callused much the same as my fretting fingers and actually add a little more zing to the sound of the guitar. In spite of all that, I am again attempting to grow my fingernails out. And I have pretty polish on them. The polish has a hardener in it. We'll see.
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{This was actualy written by, Terry Clements himself.}
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{This was actualy written by, Terry Clements himself.}
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I believe Gord is playing a Maglincy on the back of GG2.
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I believe Gord is playing a Maglincy on the back of GG2.
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Thanks Jesse. I knew it was an OM size guitar. Now I know the brand. I believe Maglincy was a luthier in the USA, but I don't remember where. Gord played a Maglincy for awhile, too. If I remember correctly, Maglincy is either dead, or has retired from making guitars. Let's hope it's the second.
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Your right on with that one Cathy. I knew it had to be a luthiers guitar...Jesse.
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Your right on with that one Cathy. I knew it had to be a luthiers guitar...Jesse.
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:23 AM   #23
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Yeah,custom unit made for Terry. Gordon mentioned something about it last year at Wolftrapp,and something about His son "absconding" His D-18GL,and gordon was also sporting a different D-18 last year,I think it was a D-18V.The one He is using now looks like the older one He was using for many years.(I recall something about it being stolen at an airport a couple years back??)
As for the "patch", I say it is a "muffler" of sorts..to eliminate the ticking sounds created when fingernails brush against the top ,especially while using a flatpick..Just a guess
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Thanks Iron for the latest info, on that famous patch. It is interesting to say the least... Jesse.
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Thanks Iron for the latest info, on that famous patch. It is interesting to say the least... Jesse.
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