I got to play the real Goldie

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I got to play the real Goldie

Postby bluesky636 on Wed May 06, 2015 11:17 pm

Just got back from TDY in Monterey, CA. During my limited free time (a short day was 12 hours), I made it over to Rumble Seat Music in Carmel-By-The-Sea. I saw a Gibson "Goldie" on display on the wall and asked if it was the Custom Shop version. I was told no, it was the real one. I asked if I could hold it, and was told "Sure, why don't you plug her in and play her?" I almost fainted. Anyway, they plugged me into the bright side of a vintage Blackface Bassman and let me have at it. I'm a lousy player and I was scared to death I would drop her, but I managed to crank out a few lead lines that didn't sound half bad. My hands were shaking when I finally handed her back over. It was truly an uplifting experience. My thanks go out to the guys at Rumble Seat.

Note that the guitar was not for sale. It was on loan by the owner for display purposes only.

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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby Unit_1 on Thu May 07, 2015 12:59 am

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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby skeeterbuck on Fri May 08, 2015 5:28 pm

We need more details than that. :Doh:

How'd it sound? Was it light or heavy? Was their really anything magical about it? Inquiring minds want to know! :popcorn:
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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby bluesky636 on Fri May 08, 2015 10:43 pm

skeeterbuck wrote:We need more details than that. :Doh:

How'd it sound? Was it light or heavy? Was their really anything magical about it? Inquiring minds want to know! :popcorn:


It sounded great.

Nothing to compare the weight to.

Magical? Don't know about that. It was very exciting to play it though.
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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby TM1 on Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:12 pm

I thought you were talking about Dickey's actual guitar that was called Goldie, but is now red... He painted it red sometime in the early 90's..
I actually played his a couple of times back then ( before it was Red). I thought Charlie Daughtry owned the real Goldie... No?
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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby Dean Jr. on Mon May 09, 2016 8:42 pm

Bluesky, TDY to Monterey? DLI? I was there in '71-'72. I have an itch to get back to that area for a visit....I spent my 21st birthday partying in a huge loft down on Cannery Row...before it was the commercial area I am sure it is today. Everybody was dancin' to a killer hot band.....street people, old ladies in diamonds and furs, those of us from the DLI---teachers and students........
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Re: I got to play the real Goldie

Postby cedarchoper58 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:02 am

super cool like the shirt also :)
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