96614GLEN’S GUITARS

Please Note: As you will see, Glen did not stick with one type or model guitar. He also tinkered with his guitars, changing their appearance. This makes it very hard to set up a timeline of all Glen’s guitars. What I have done above is to create a short summary of the main guitars Glen used, into the best chronological order I can work out. I hope it is accurate. I want to thank a lot of Shiny Dime Facebook fans (known affectionately as the Guitar Nerds) for their help in putting this list together. I am sure this will be an on-going endeavor.

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Glen getting his first guitar – A Roy Rodgers model – as a Christmas gift in 1956.

 

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Close-up of a Roy Rogers ‘geetar’

 

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Glen’s second guitar. Unknown model…with high quality strap!
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Before Glen settled on the Gretsch Tennessean. he tried a Gibson and a Gretsch Country Gentleman.
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean – Earwig days
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A color picture of the same guitar a little later (as a Spider)
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Glen and the Gretsch at the VIP in 1965
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GB (Alice Cooper band) with his now modified Gretsch. Using a spoon as a slide.
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Pink Les Paul -NO….GB did not give/sell/trade this guitar to Jimi Hendrix
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Rickenbacker 330. 1969 at Wonderland Gardens. Ontario, Canada
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Rickenbacker 330. At the Grande Riviera in Detroit 1969
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Gibson White SG Custom  (Love It To Death) Began using in January 1971?

“Glen’s main guitar was a white SG [Custom] with three humbuckers and a Bigsby B-5 tremolo,” said (Neal) Smith

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67/68 model w/stars  1971

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These two photos show the restored body of Glen’s Gibson SG Deluxe, done by Neal Smith (with help) in 2017. The original neck survived but was broken off and could not be re-attached. Some of the hardware is original. According to Neal, it plays well. (Dennis still has the original neck)

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Les Paul Custom (early 60’s model) Above and below

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Gibson SG Deluxe – brown 1972
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Cheetah Chrome using GB’s brown SG that he bought from him in the late 70s.
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Gibson SG Deluxe – brown
gretsch duo-jet
Gretsch Duo-Jet (B$B Tour)
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1979 – Guest appearance with the Flying Tigers. Again with a white SG Custom?

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Fender Mustang – used with Virgin band [1983]
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Ibenez Les Paul Custom… [early 1990s]

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Ibenez Les Paul Custom

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A red Charvel – Used with Buxton/Flynn band [1995]
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61 Les Paul SG Jr [brownish red]
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Epiphone Sheraton II [1997]

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piet korf
Piet Korf’s collection of SG based on those played by GB and MB.
6marshall amps
MB and Glen’s Marshall Amps,