Saturday, April 30, 2016

BLACK WASHBURN TANGLEWOOD


Opera House
Washington, District Of Columbia
20 January 1986
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Bob played two guitars: a sunburst Washburn Tanglewood and a Black Washburn Tanglewood with rosewood soundboard pictured above.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SILVERTONE ARISTOCRAT 642




SILVERTONE ARISTOCRAT MODEL 642 ARCHTOP GUITAR. SINGLE CUTAWAY.
Dylan Room, Hibbing Public Library. The guitar Bob played in a student talent show.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday, December 14, 2014

GIBSON LG-1



In 2006  musician and photographer Aaron Warren was touring the Gibson Bozeman plant. He spied something different in the final setup area: there were two guitars with Bob Dylan’s work order attached.
The guitars are labelled as Gibson LG-1, a model that has not been made since the 1960s.

The LG-1 is a small body guitar with spruce top and mahogany sides and back, similar to the J-45 but smaller.

In 2006, Dylan was probably trying to find a smaller guitar that would accommodate the rumored arthritis he has. It is quite common for guitar players to get arthritis in their 60s due to over use.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GIBSON J-50


Early sixties with a natural Gibson J-50 with rosewood soundboard.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gibson SJ-200 Bob Dylan Autographed Collector’s Edition (SJBD2AGH1)



Limited to 175 worldwide

The Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector’s Edition is an exact replica of Bob’s personal highly-customized SJ-200, fashioned from highly figured Indian rosewood and AAA Sitka spruce. The headstock features an inlaid artist’s eye logo with a Bella Voce mother-of-pearl inlay in the fret board. The double pick guards are ornately decorated with an inlay of abalone.
Each model features an autographed label by Bob Dylan and is numbered in the series. The head block also bears a matching number in the series. Only 175 guitars will be made and distributed for worldwide sales.
These guitars will also include a unique limited edition hard-shell case with embroidered artist eye logo.

Gibson SJ-200 Bob Dylan Player’s Edition (SJBDVSGH1)


The SJ-200 Player’s Edition is a high-performance model based on Bob Dylan’s personal guitar. This model is constructed with Adirondack red spruce and hand-selected AAA flamed maple. Featuring vintage style hide glue top bracing. The headstock features the artist’s eye logo with a Bella Voce Mother-of-pearl inlay on the fret board. Double pick guards feature an engraved design, with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.

Monday, February 3, 2014

BLACK FENDER STRATOCASTER


June 30, 1999
Bob joined Clapton on stage with one of Eric's guitars a Black Fender Strato with rosewood soundboard and matching black headstock.

Eric Clapton put together a stellar band and invited a few friends--Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and David Sanborn--to perform a one-night-only concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden as a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads Centre at Antigua.
Dylan played 6 songs, plus the "all-star" encore.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WASHBURN 5250 ARCHTOP



Joan Baez introduced Bob to big audiences...here is Dylan at Newport 1963 with a Washburn 5250 with slotted headstock and tailpiece

Thursday, May 2, 2013

BLACK FENDER STRATOCASTER


Playing a black Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and white pickguard.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FENDER BLONDE TELECASTER


playing a Fender blonde Telecaster with  threaded steel “barrel” saddle

Monday, March 11, 2013

GIBSON L-00


1997.'Time Out of Mind' front cover with a Gibson acoustic L-00

Friday, March 8, 2013

KRAMER ACOUSTIC BASS GUITAR KFB


Traveling Wilburys...Bob with a 1987-88 Kramer Ferrington acoustic bass KFB

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GRETSCH RANCHER ACOUSTIC GUITAR


with a Gretsch Rancher acoustic guitar...The richly resonant Rancher first appeared in the early 1950s with its highly distinctive triangular sound hole and sweepingly elegant pickguard

GIBSON DOVE GUITAR


Universal Amphitheater
Los Angeles, California
23 March 1994
The Rhythm, Country & Blues Concert

Playing 'Tomorrow Night' with Trisha Yearwood and a black Gibson acoustic Dove guitar

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

FENDER JAZZMASTER


Forest Hills, 28 Aug 1965 (Harvey Brooks on bass and Levon on the drums) with a sunburst Fender Jazzmaster with rosewood soundboard

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SUNBURST FENDER STRATOCASTER 70s style


1998..Doctor Music Festival (Escalarre,Lleida)...with a three color sunburst Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard, sparkle pickguard and large 70's headstock style....

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

GIBSON J-45 with soundhole pickup

GIBSON J-45 with soundhole pickup

Messing around with a Gibson J-45 with double pickguard and soundhole mounted pickup

Monday, January 28, 2013

1963 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman


Bob playing the George Harrison's country gentleman Gretsch guitar....

Monday, January 14, 2013

WHITE FENDER STRATOCASTER




National Building Museum, Washington, District Of Columbia, 17 January 1993
Jamming with Stephen Stills with a white Fender Stratocaster with rosewood soundboard...

Friday, January 4, 2013

BUCK OWENS SIGNATURE TELECASTER GUITAR


11 March 2005, Portland : Buck Owens has taken Dylan one of his famous red,white and blue guitars to give to him, Buck had something of a history of handing out his signature guitars to people he respected and admired - and always with an inscribed gold pickguard.


The Buck Owens signature Tele was manufactured in 1998 and discontinued in 1999. It was a Limited Edition Run as only 250 examples were made.
This guitar sported a solid basswood body, a pair of Texas Special single-coils, 4-way switching, gold hardware, brasss pickguard and a maple neck
with rosewood fingerboard and 21 vintage frets.


Buck Owens:"I designed it along with Simie Mosely. The idea came to me in 1965 from all the unrest and people burning the American flag.
By 1966 I had designed the entire guitar and put it on the market for people if they wanted one. I also got Don [Rich] to paint his fiddle red,
 white and blue; and Doyle Holly had a red, white and blue bass. It was my way of saying I loved America''



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

MODULUS GRAPHITE GUITAR


Bob with the Grateful Dead on stage playing Bob weir's modulus graphite guitar

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TAKAMINE F455s




1981 tour.....with a Takamine F455s.....since 1978 and through the 80s the japanese acoustic guitars were the ones on stage (Yamaha,Takamine)...you can tell in this beautiful F455s that the logo on the headstock reminds a lot to the Martin guitars logo...more than a lot the american brand wished for sure...

The Takamine F455S was used as the one & only acoustic guitar in Europe 1981. Apart from Verona 1984 this Takamine was one of only two acoustics used in Europe 1984 (the other was a Washburn Monterrey).


thanks to Frank Witt

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

State of Alabama Guitar (Gibson custom shop)


Here is Dylan at the 2010 rehearsals with a Gibson Custom shop guitar: the State of Alabama Guitar

The state of Alabama are celebrating 2011 as the Year of Alabama Music and have commissioned the Gibson Custom Shop to craft a guitar in the shape of the state.

Bob Harrison, from the state’s marketing agency, explained that the idea is to use the guitar over the next year to bring attention to Alabama’s rich musical tradition.

“We want people to be aware of Alabama’s musical legacy from blues to country, Muscle Shoals, jazz and so on,” he said.

Television spots and print ads will feature musicians playing the Alabama guitar. Also, bands and artists playing in Alabama next year will be offered the opportunity to play the unique guitar at their concerts.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

OM-28 PERRY BECHTEL AND HD-28 MARTIN GUITARS



...'George Harrison borrowed the Perry Bechtel OM-28 for a televised Dylan tribute Concert at Madison Square Garden ... Bob played his leather-stained herringbone.'
from Dick Boak's MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES book      
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OM-28 PERRY BECHTEL MARTIN GUITAR


...'In 1993, a PERRY BECHTEL Commemorative OM-28 was conceived to pay tribute to the man who is credited with the development of the 14-fret neck on Martin guitars...

...For several years, Cesar Díaz was Bob's guitar technician and amplifier specialist. Cesar was also a great player and joined in with Bob's band for a time, during which he often visited Martin to stock up on plenty of strings and to acquire a variety of stock and custom guitars for the tour. A few HD-28s and an OM-28 Perry Bechtel were purchased.'
 from Dick Boak's MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES book      
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

MARTIN CUSTOM DREADNOUGHT GUITAR WITH BOB'S SIGNATURE


A custom 14-fret slotted head Dreadnought Martin guitar with ''Tex Fletcher'' style letters commissioned by Cesar Díaz (Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties) for Bob Dylan

'through a good bit of custom experimentation, it became clear that Dylan liked the full-sized Dreadnoughts with full-thickness necks and bright Engelmann spruce tops. In reverence to Jimmie Rodgers, Bob had a particular appreciation for slotted headstocks.
There is a ''Tex Fletcher'' Dreadnought in the Martin Museum with thin block lettering on the fingerboard. Cesar conveyed to me that Bob liked that style of lettering, so I drafted a special ''Bob Dylan'' fingerboard that was subsequently inlaid by David Nichols of Custom Pearl Inlay. The fingerboard  found its place on a Custom Dreadnought that Cesar delivered to Bob, but by the time it was completed , Cesar's role in the band was changing. Eventually, Cesar stopped working with Dylan altogether and there was some question whether  the Custom Dreadnought remained in the corral of Dylan instruments.'
 from Dick Boak's MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES book       guitar's picture by John Sterling Ruth
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

MARTIN 00-18


1986 Promotional shot with a Martin 00-18 guitar...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The People Speak HOWARD ZINN's A People's History of the USA


Performance of Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi" with Ry Cooder & Van Dyke Parks from the "The People Speak" Project...with a Gibson J-45...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hank Williams' Martin D-28 Guitar



This Old Guitar - Hank Williams Martin D-28


A one hour radio program of an interview with Neil Young on CD called Companion contains extensive insight into Prairie Wind's recording, as well as, much other interesting stuff. In the interview by JODY DENBERG, Neil is asked about the Martin guitar that belonged to Hank Williams.
NEIL YOUNG: Yeah. I bought it from, uh, uh, off a friend of mine Grant Boatwright (sp?) put me together with, uh, this fellow Tut Taylor (sp?) he had an old, uh, collection of guitars. And, uh, I went down there and there it was, and he took it out of the back and brought it out and I bought it. I couldn't believe that I could buy it. That I, you know, but I did. And now I have it. And, you know, I've got it for a while and I'm taking care of it.


JODY DENBERG: But you're generous with it. You've lent it to some of your friends?


NEIL YOUNG: You know, Bob Dylan was using my bus. He, he didn't have his own tour bus yet. And he was just getting into using buses, and, uh, so I let him use mine and, uh, when I gave it to him I, I told him that, uh, Hank was in the back and that if he wanted to use Hank, that Hank would be there for him. And so I don't know what he did with it, but he had it with him for a long time. And I don't know what he wrote or what he did, but I know, you know, something must have happened back there.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

1993 Fender Stratocaster


1993 Fender Stratocaster owned by Bob Dylan. One of the very first aluminum Strat's. Dave Stewart owns one exactly like this one. Original shipping documents to Dylan's guitar tech, Cesar Diaz. OHSC.


This picture and its legend appears like this at  http://www.abalonevintage.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SUNBURST GIBSON J-200


France 1992...with a Gibson J-200...this is not the same guitar pictured on the 'Nashville Skyline' album...you can tell the difference between the Nashville 'moustache' bridge with pearl inlays and the empty one...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Martin HD-28 Sunburst Top


Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan and thanks to Dick Boak from Martin & Co. we can see the specifications asked for his guitars like the Spruce Top Specified...Thinline Goldplus Acoustic Pickup System...and their serial numbers!!!!.. between august 25th and the end of september 1992 Cesar paid for 5 Martin guitars...


INVOICE
August 25th, 1992
Payment in full has been received from
Cesar Diaz (representing Bob Dylan)
473 North Courtland Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
for the following:
1 each      Martin HD-28 with Case
Serial # _______________
Sunburst Top
PAID IN FULL / CHECK (Diaz Amplifiers)

Thanks to dick boak
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Martin MC-28 Serial # 518513


Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan and thanks to Dick Boak from Martin & Co. we can see the specifications asked for his guitars like the Spruce Top Specified...thinline Goldplus...and their serial numbers!!!!..

INVOICE
September 24th, 1992
Payment in full has been received from
Cesar Diaz (representing Bob Dylan)
473 North Courtland Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
for the following:
1 each      Martin MC-28 with Case Serial # 518513
(Thinline GoldPlus Installed Inclusive)
PAID IN FULL / CHECK # 862 (Diaz Amplifiers) 

Thanks to dick boak
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Martin OM-21 Limited Edition G.O.M. Guitar of the Month Serial # 510291

Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan and thanks to Dick Boak from Martin & Co. we can see the specifications asked for his guitars like the Spruce Top Specified...thinline Goldplus...and their serial numbers!!!!..


INVOICE
September 24th, 1992
Payment in full has been received from
Cesar Diaz (representing Bob Dylan)
473 North Courtland Street 
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 
for the following:
1 each      Martin OM-21 with Case 
Limited Edition G.O.M. Guitar of the Month
Serial # 510291 
PAID IN FULL / CHECK # 862 (Diaz Amplifiers) 
Dealer:  David Sheppard
Stringed Instruments & Repair
1820 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(919) 274-2395 
Thanks to dick boak
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Martin HD-28 with Case Serial # 517887





Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan and thanks to Dick Boak from Martin & Co. we can see the specifications asked for his guitars like the Spruce Top Specified...thinline Goldplus...and their serial numbers!!!!..


INVOICE
September 24th, 1992
Payment in full has been received from
Cesar Diaz (representing Bob Dylan)
473 North Courtland Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
for the following:
1 each      Martin HD-28 with Case Serial # 517887
Engelmann Spruce Utilized But Not Specified
Aging Toner On Top
(Thinline GoldPlus Installed Inclusive)
PAID IN FULL / CHECK # 862 (Diaz Amplifiers)
Dealer:  David Sheppard
Stringed Instruments & Repair
1820 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(919) 274-2395 



Thanks to dick boak
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Martin HD-28 with Case Serial # 517031


Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan and thanks to Dick Boak from Martin & Co. we can see the specifications asked for his guitars like the Spruce Top Specified...thinline Goldplus...and their serial numbers!!!!..


INVOICE:
Cesar Diaz (representing Bob Dylan) 
1 each      Martin HD-28 with Case Serial # 517031 
Engelmann Spruce Top Specified 
(Thinline GoldPlus Installed Inclusive) 
PAID IN FULL / CHECK (Diaz Amplifiers) 
Dealer:  David Sheppard
Stringed Instruments & Repair
1820 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(919) 274-2395 


Thanks to dick boak
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tv: Austin, Tx 28 April 1993


Celebrating  Willie Nelson's Big Six-0 - Austin 28 April with a Martin HD-28 

Masked and Anonymous - Los Angeles 2-15 July 2002


Filmed  with a  GIBSON J-45 DUAL PICKGUARD and a SUNBURST FENDER STRATOCASTER

Newport Folk Festival - 3 August 2002


At Newport 2002 with  SUNBURST FENDER STRATOCASTER an a GIBSON J-45 DUAL PICKGUARD

Grammy Awards NY, 25 Feb.1998



At the Grammy Awards with a bomb and a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster

Bologna, It. , Pope show 27 Sep.1997


Playing for the pope with a GIBSON LES PAUL ULTIMA

Hyde Park, London 29 June 1996


At  Hyde Park, London - Prince's Trust Concert with an acoustic GIBSON J-50 and a SUNBURST FENDER STRATOCASTER

Unplugged Sony Music Studios, NY 17,18 Nov. 1994


The Mtv Unplugged with a Martin HD-28

'Cesar Diaz, Bob’s guitar technician in the nineties acquired many stock and Custom Martin guitars for Dylan ...Bob took a special liking to one of the HDs and played it for several years--or at least long enough for a dark stain to develope at the edge of the guitar where he rested his leather -jacketed arm while playing. This HD-28 was used during the performance that was recorded for MTV Unplugged.'
                                                       from Dick Boak's MARTIN GUITAR MASTERPIECES book
 Artist & Public Relations, Limited Editions, Exhibitions and Archives
      C. F. Martin & Co. (The Martin Guitar Company)

   Web: www.martinguitar.com         or:   www.dickboak.com

Woodstock Festival - 14 August 1994


At Woodstock with a  SUNBURST FENDER STRATOCASTER and a MARTIN HD-28

Nara, Japan 22 May 1994


At Nara for the Great Music Experience with a Martin HD-28


Friday, April 8, 2011