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Thread started 07/04/07 1:25am

VonMarie

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Prince Really DOES Love His Guitar!

Prince has had many guitars over the years, but one in particular has followed him since his early days...I never noticed this until now!







Anybody else have any???
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Reply #1 posted 07/04/07 1:42am

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Thanks for the pics and the trip down memory lane. Somebody should try and dig up some shots from 3 August 1983!
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Reply #2 posted 07/04/07 1:49am

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Reply #3 posted 07/04/07 1:53am

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Reply #4 posted 07/04/07 1:53am

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cool never noticed that!
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Reply #5 posted 07/04/07 2:00am

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Indeed. If I'm not mistaken, he got his Hohner in 1980 and has been using it ever since.
It is not known why FuNkeNsteiN capitalizes his name as he does, though some speculate sunlight deficiency caused by the most pimpified white guy afro in Nordic history.

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Reply #6 posted 07/04/07 2:04am

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Love the pics where he is licking it biggrin
Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #7 posted 07/04/07 2:11am

VonMarie

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Here R A few more:


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Reply #8 posted 07/04/07 2:15am

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Indeed. If I'm not mistaken, he got his Hohner in 1980 and has been using it ever since.

Correct, thatss got to be my favorite Tele
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Reply #9 posted 07/04/07 3:45am

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I still haven´t figured out where he bought that Hohner guitar...was it for thirty dollars at a gas station, as mentioned somewhere a few years back, or was it at a Minnneapolis music store ? I know it´s not the same model anymore since he has a plethora of copies of that model but still it´s nice to see him still using that Hohner model, I like it that even the mercurial and ever changing Prince feels at least some sort of nostalgia that comes with it.
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Reply #10 posted 07/04/07 3:49am

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It's lasted longer than any of his women have! :lol:Lucky Guitar eek


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Reply #11 posted 07/04/07 4:32am

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Does anyone know the last time he used the Auerswald Model C? He used it a lot on the Nude Tour and its amazing sustain meant there were some great solos. Not seen it used since then though....

"Sheeeeeeeeit"
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Reply #12 posted 07/04/07 5:12am

Shawnt24

Don't know how true this is or not, but I remember a couple of years back when I was searching message boards about Prince's guitar. One particular poster had put an ad in the newspaper to sell his Hohner telecaster. He was contacted by people from Prince's camp to purchase the guitar. So the guitar he is using may not be the same one.
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Reply #13 posted 07/04/07 5:23am

FarrahMoan

wickyb said:

Does anyone know the last time he used the Auerswald Model C? He used it a lot on the Nude Tour and its amazing sustain meant there were some great solos. Not seen it used since then though....


Explain sustain. I mean, I would "REALLY" like to know about it and the great advantages of it! biggrin smile razz
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Reply #14 posted 07/04/07 5:44am

Christaro

I've always wondered why he played and still plays that Hohner Telecaster. I mean Hohner guitars are cheap and not known as the best guitars in the world in terms of quality. I played a Hohner back in the 80's. I purchased it for about a 150 bucks. Perhaps it's his first guitar and has an emotional bond with it.
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Reply #15 posted 07/04/07 5:56am

FarrahMoan

Christaro said:

I've always wondered why he played and still plays that Hohner Telecaster. I mean Hohner guitars are cheap and not known as the best guitars in the world in terms of quality. I played a Hohner back in the 80's. I purchased it for about a 150 bucks. Perhaps it's his first guitar and has an emotional bond with it.

I heard that he bought that "Hohner" in a pawn shop either in exhange from or along with a "Fender Telecaster".....or was it a "Fender Stratocaster"!?! Man, I don't know! It was one or the other. Hell, I'd also like to know the difference between those two. lol
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Reply #16 posted 07/04/07 5:59am

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FarrahMoan said:


Explain sustain. I mean, I would "REALLY" like to know about it and the great advantages of it! biggrin smile razz


It's how long the guitar can hold a note before it 'decays' (fades out), just think of a sustain pedal on a piano.

I'm not a guitarist so excuse the lack of technical terms, but because of the extra bar linking the head of the guitar to the body, it enables the strings to continue vibrating longer.

Basically with this guitar you could play a note, go and brush your teeth and it'd still be sounding when you came back...
"Sheeeeeeeeit"
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Reply #17 posted 07/04/07 6:12am

VonMarie

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wickyb said:

Does anyone know the last time he used the Auerswald Model C? He used it a lot on the Nude Tour and its amazing sustain meant there were some great solos. Not seen it used since then though....


Here' a shot...don't know what period this is from though...

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Reply #18 posted 07/04/07 6:13am

FarrahMoan

wickyb said:

FarrahMoan said:


Explain sustain. I mean, I would "REALLY" like to know about it and the great advantages of it! biggrin smile razz


It's how long the guitar can hold a note before it 'decays' (fades out), just think of a sustain pedal on a piano.

I'm not a guitarist so excuse the lack of technical terms, but because of the extra bar linking the head of the guitar to the body, it enables the strings to continue vibrating longer.

Basically with this guitar you could play a note, go and brush your teeth and it'd still be sounding when you came back...

Ooh, like that one time when "Carlos Santana" was playing "Europa" on a live performance somewhere. Yeah, I have got to get me one of those! But, the thing about that is that they probably cost an arm and a leg. Sucks for me. cry sad Man, and I am really starting to love this instrument "SO" much, it's crazy. I used to not care for it all that much because my guitar wasn't doing a damn thing, but now I heard that my "Action" could be the reason. Plus, I once rocked out on this other random guitar just improvising; not really knowing "WHAT" the hell I was doing. So, I knew something was up and I am not giving up hope.
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Reply #19 posted 07/04/07 6:13am

Christaro

wickyb said:

FarrahMoan said:


Explain sustain. I mean, I would "REALLY" like to know about it and the great advantages of it! biggrin smile razz


It's how long the guitar can hold a note before it 'decays' (fades out), just think of a sustain pedal on a piano.

I'm not a guitarist so excuse the lack of technical terms, but because of the extra bar linking the head of the guitar to the body, it enables the strings to continue vibrating longer.

Basically with this guitar you could play a note, go and brush your teeth and it'd still be sounding when you came back...


biggrin yeah that's the reason I have such beautiful teeth.
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Reply #20 posted 07/04/07 6:42am

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I wonder if that's the same exact Hohner, or whether he hasn't had copies made throughout the years. Same for the tortoise-shell pickguard and stripe from the bridge. I mean, the neck shows no wear in the more recent photos, for example.

At any rate, yes, it shows a devotion to a particular-looking guitar throughout the decades.
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Reply #21 posted 07/04/07 8:34am

Shawnt24

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I've always wondered why he played and still plays that Hohner Telecaster. I mean Hohner guitars are cheap and not known as the best guitars in the world in terms of quality. I played a Hohner back in the 80's. I purchased it for about a 150 bucks. Perhaps it's his first guitar and has an emotional bond with it.



I've played lots of "cheaper" guitars that play alot better than their expensive counterparts. Regardless, I read somewhere that Prince had alot of work done on the Hohners. I read that Prince's hohner's were very noisy when recording with them. The sound engineers didn't like working with the hohners at first.
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Reply #22 posted 07/04/07 10:12am

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jus went thru mah photobucket...














only got this one as a gif....
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Reply #23 posted 07/04/07 11:35am

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Does anybody have any 'GOLD ERA' pictures with him playing his Hohner?? I have NEVER seen one & I am almost positive that he didn't play it during that era because "Prince was Dead" so he played the 0(+> Guitar.
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Reply #24 posted 07/04/07 12:01pm

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u got to be kidding. I been following this guitar since 79. I remember when the only jewlery he wore was that cross until Mayte
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Reply #25 posted 07/04/07 12:13pm

Christaro

Shawnt24 said:

Christaro said:

I've always wondered why he played and still plays that Hohner Telecaster. I mean Hohner guitars are cheap and not known as the best guitars in the world in terms of quality. I played a Hohner back in the 80's. I purchased it for about a 150 bucks. Perhaps it's his first guitar and has an emotional bond with it.



I've played lots of "cheaper" guitars that play alot better than their expensive counterparts. Regardless, I read somewhere that Prince had alot of work done on the Hohners. I read that Prince's hohner's were very noisy when recording with them. The sound engineers didn't like working with the hohners at first.


Ok, but why not buying a Fender Telecaster? What's this Hohner thing? Is he too avarisious to buy a decent guitar? Why all this modifications on a cheap guitar? I just don't get it
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Reply #26 posted 07/04/07 1:49pm

Shawnt24

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Ok, but why not buying a Fender Telecaster? What's this Hohner thing? Is he too avarisious to buy a decent guitar? Why all this modifications on a cheap guitar? I just don't get it


Eh who really knows? Maybe it's to be different? It's his first guitar? I know they don't make that guitar model anymore. There are some Hohner Le Prinz's floating around, but that model was based on the model he has. I see he's added a custom shop fender stratocaster to collection, but the most of the time he is using his Hohner. There is nothing like playing a guitar that you have spent alot of time with.
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Reply #27 posted 07/04/07 2:17pm

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Bishop31 said:

Does anybody have any 'GOLD ERA' pictures with him playing his Hohner?? I have NEVER seen one & I am almost positive that he didn't play it during that era because "Prince was Dead" so he played the 0(+> Guitar.


Hey, that´s an interesting observation...now that you mention it, I think I´ve never seen him play it during that era either....and I´ve seen a few shows and aftershows during that era. When exactly did he start using the Hohner again ?
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Reply #28 posted 07/04/07 3:09pm

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Shawnt24 said:

Christaro said:



Ok, but why not buying a Fender Telecaster? What's this Hohner thing? Is he too avarisious to buy a decent guitar? Why all this modifications on a cheap guitar? I just don't get it


Eh who really knows? Maybe it's to be different? It's his first guitar? I know they don't make that guitar model anymore. There are some Hohner Le Prinz's floating around, but that model was based on the model he has. I see he's added a custom shop fender stratocaster to collection, but the most of the time he is using his Hohner. There is nothing like playing a guitar that you have spent alot of time with.
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Its a musician thing...
My first guitar was a lavender cheap as Mexi stratocaster, that sounded beautiful..
I keep making modifications to it,
and its the only guitar i play live with because of nostalgic reasons.
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Reply #29 posted 07/04/07 3:52pm

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KoolEaze said:

Bishop31 said:

Does anybody have any 'GOLD ERA' pictures with him playing his Hohner?? I have NEVER seen one & I am almost positive that he didn't play it during that era because "Prince was Dead" so he played the 0(+> Guitar.


Hey, that´s an interesting observation...now that you mention it, I think I´ve never seen him play it during that era either....and I´ve seen a few shows and aftershows during that era. When exactly did he start using the Hohner again ?


If I can remember correctly I thing it was after he took his name back. No earlier than the ONA tour.
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