Gretsch Sightings on TV

GlenP

Country Gent
Jul 23, 2019
2,279
WA

Looks like a Gretsch there. That is Levon Helm on drums.

I just saw some clips of that footage in the DVD movie: Once Were Brothers, rockumentary about The Band by Robbie Robertson. D6751EB3-9C91-4417-84F4-71797CADAEC0.jpeg A4576457-3871-4DF9-8ACA-F6E7B1E26234.jpeg
 
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IPLAYLOUD

Electromatic
Aug 2, 2011
64
Long Island
Conway had a leather wrapped '57 Roundup, which is an oddity in and of itself, since the model was seemingly discontinued circa 1955. But there was a batch made in '57. Maybe Ed can shed some more light on that.
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I can't find a picture, but what's even odder is that the other guitar player in his band at the time had what appears to be a late '57 or early '58 Roundup with FilterTrons and a mud switch, which is something that shouldn't exist at all. My guess is that maybe at the very tail end of that '57 batch they made the switch to FilterTrons.
He would have been Elvis if Elvis wasn't Elvis. ;-)
 


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