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freddairy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Whitebrook Reply with quote

There is a lot of discussion here about the Noble and the D-18s. How about the Whitebrook? Aside from Clarence's use of Ovations I always thought, at least from the few pictures I've seen of it, the Whitebrook was Clarence's most unMartinlike guitar.

What do we know about this guitar today other than there is a famous picture of Clarence and David Grier with it and that Roland owns it now?
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freddairy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it Whitebrook or Whitebook?

I just found this article. A claim is made that Clarence's guitar had a cedar top.

http://www.mikelongguitars.com/fgm_article.htm
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Murr



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the Ovation doesn't count. It was just one of the endorsement deals Byrds had. As for the Whitebook, its D-28 style as is the Noble. Mark worked and learned from Noble, both with roots in building classical guitars. The Whitebook has a ceder top, which is a classical/flamenco thing, and usually too frail for steel string guitars. Anyway, I met Mark Whitebook and saw that guitar in action a couple times. And once back stage before Roland's group was about to play, got to wrap my hand around the neck, with permission of Diane Bouska. And was surprised to find that it has a rather thin profile. Anyway, thats about all I know and remember at the moment.
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Muttcaster



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Whitebook. No "r".

In addition to what's already been said, my understanding is that the guitar is a little thinner than a normal D.
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