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Is this Noble #69??
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Brian



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:19 am    Post subject: Is this Noble #69?? Reply with quote

Hi Bob...

In this pic of the Kentucky Colonels that you were a member...

Is Clarence playing your Noble #69 here?


It looks just like it ...ie no headstock logo, narrow headstock...simple rosette pattern around the soundhole...

The only thing is ...is no pickguard. This would only make sense if there was no pickguard while you still owned Noble #69...

Thanks!
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Bob Warford



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian:

That is not the Noble - I didn't get it from Roy until a few months after this picture was taken, and the trade with Clarence for the white Tele was almost a year after this photo.

Don't know any details about the guitar in the photo...

Bob
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Mur



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wondering about this mystery guitar as well.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Warford wrote:
Brian:

That is not the Noble - I didn't get it from Roy until a few months after this picture was taken, and the trade with Clarence for the white Tele was almost a year after this photo.

Don't know any details about the guitar in the photo...

Bob

Hi Bob...
Is it possible that Clarence might have alrady had a different Noble at this time? ..Or do you know if #69 was his first Noble?
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Bob Warford



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian:

Anything is possible - I just have no information one way or the other about that guitar. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but at that time, remember, I was primarily a banjo player with very little technical interest in acoustic guitars. Playing them was one thing. Paying attention to who made them, what year, etc., was really of very little importance at the time. Wish now that I'd paid more attention....

Bob
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SoundAsEver



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wondering about this guitar too and it does appear to be some kind of roy noble perhaps not the #69 but it still looks like a noble. It appears to have the same simple binding patern and rosette pattern along with no inlay on the fingerboard and the grover tuners like Clarence had on the #69. Perhaps Roland would have some idea how many Nobles Clarence actually had.
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Steve-o



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob,
You might remember a thread a while back in which I told you about my experiences with Roy Noble in college, and how I had seen and played the guitar Roy said he had "built for Clarence". Don't ask me how or why, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we are looking at that guitar. It was at exactly this time frame, and the one I played at Roy's house was completely unfinished and without a scratch plate. Who knows what all transpired and how Clarence did not keep this one and ended up with your Noble, but every time I have seen this picture I have felt that this was the Noble guitar that was "built for Clarence". Maybe Clarence was giving it a test run and didn't approve it, or......or..... who knows?
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Bob Warford



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve-O:

Thinking back on it, I don't think I ever asked Clarence at the time about the details of any of the acoustics he was playing - brand/constructor, string types and sizes, etc. - remember, I was still primarily a banjo player, and as I recall, I didn't even own a guitar (acoustic or electric) at the time. I do seem to recall that he switched back and forth between two acoustic guitars, and vaguely that he used one guitar for the instrumental tracks (Julius Finkbine, Soldier's Joy, etc), and another for the vocal numbers. Maybe someone with better ears than mine can detect a difference in tone between the guitars and clarify that.

Boy, I wish I'd just asked a question or two, in light of the fascinating series of posts about the earlier Noble.....

Bob
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Brian



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All..

Just looking through some old posts and see that we've already been down some of these discussions before... hmm...getting older..it's getting scary Cool
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freddairy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
Hi All..

Just looking through some old posts and see that we've already been down some of these discussions before... hmm...getting older..it's getting scary Cool


Lay the blame on me Brian. I was not around back when this thread originally was going and I think I raised all the talk of that odd looking D-18 in the other thread. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you guys think this is the Noble?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't tell, but looks as if it could be. Neat pic btw ..never seen it before.
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freddairy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murr wrote:
Can't tell, but looks as if it could be. Neat pic btw ..never seen it before.


I found it on facebook(even Clarence is on there). For a guy who reportedly had a light touch he sure had a pattern for scratching up the tops of his guitars.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratches are curious ..maybe his way of relic'ing.
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teleduster



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murr wrote:
Scratches are curious ..maybe his way of relic'ing.



"...his way of relicing (sic)? "

You don't drink, do you?

Razz
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