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Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman

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  • AJ Azure
    I was referring to the use of the word dobro which ONLY refers to t e squareneck variety (which I play both spider and tricone in a period style band). In the
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 12, 2007
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      I was referring to the use of the word dobro which ONLY refers to t e
      squareneck variety (which I play both spider and tricone in a period style
      band). In the case of a non-squareneck the term that has come to be the
      standard is spanish neck guitar or round neck.

      _Adriel


      > From: Wouter Maréchal <wouter.marechal@...>
      > Reply-To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:12:37 +0200
      > To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Oscar Aléman
      >
      > Yes, indeed, Oscar played a National Tricone being a resonator guitar with
      > three resonators connected with a T-bridge. Dobro never made tri-cones but
      > mostly spiderbridges on single cones of the vulcano type. I wouldn't call
      > these type of guitar a "steel" guitar because steel is refering to the way
      > the instrument is played and that is mostly with a steelbar, knive or
      > bottleneck. Only the National Duolian had a (plate)steel body, National
      > Tricone Were made of Berlin silver and other non ferric metals. Oscar did
      > not play "steel" the way Kokomo Arnold nor Casey Bill Weldon (Hawaiian
      > style) did. See also Eddie Durham playing (probably) the conventional way on
      > Hittin' The Bottle with Jimmy Luncford.
      > We all know the picture of Peetie Wheatstraw holding a National Tricone.
      > That's the "Aleman" guitar.
      > Oscar Aleman is beautifully compiled on Fremaux , France, "Buenos Aires
      > Paris 1928-1943" FA020 and Acoutics Dics (California) "Swing guitar
      > Masterpieces 1938-1957, ACD 29.
      >
      > (I'll join Howard in his bunker with his vision on Django, grin)
      >
      > Wouter M.
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