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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:09 pm 
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All make for wonderful anecdotal cocktail stories for the 4th glass of French Champagne so drunk, but I'll take a huge, huge grain salt with any of these posted here!

The "small hands of Lennon " shtick is bit much as is the "all red Ric! "

"Small Hands of Lennon"-now hmmm ...
-Wasn't this the 8th Wonder of the World" and originally a natural formation on top of Mt. Rushmore?
Hmm.....Well dude I heard it stright from Jack Douglas as well as many other amazing stories. Dont you think it rather rude to label someones word as schtick? I mean, im trying to stay calm , but all of your posts are spent spewing beatle "facts" with seemingly no authority whatsoever and here somone tells you something they have heard from one of Lennon's BEST friends and it's schtick? Ill give you Jacks email and you can ask him yourself..



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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:26 pm 
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"Hmm.....Well dude I heard it stright from Jack Douglas as well as many other amazing stories. Dont you think it rather rude to label someones word as schtick? I mean, im trying to stay calm , but all of your posts are spent spewing beatle "facts" with seemingly no authority whatsoever and here somone tells you something they have heard from one of Lennon's BEST friends and it's schtick? Ill give you Jacks email and you can ask him yourself.." END QUOTE

No offense intended my friend! Either to you or vitually any one else who posts here! Believe me. ...

Jack Douglas may be a swell fellow indeed, but one of the main reasons John Lennon chose the '58 Ric Capri was because of the "short play 21 fret neck." This has been well docmented many times over. Douglas may have just been having some tongue in cheek fun with you on that day.

Real reason why J.L. chose his Ric configured that way?
It is because in 1959 Hamburg, Germany he saw Jean "Toot's" Thielemans play a Ric with a "short play neck." It was because of the benefits J.L. saw, heard and perceived from a guitar configured that way that influenced his buying decision. In fact to this day, Toots Thielemans STIll plays various guitars with "short play necks." Photos indicate that Toots hardly has "small hands."

And for the record my friend, I'm not in anyway a "dude" and never have been nor do I want to be one. I have an MBA as my academic credential. But, non-the-less I'm sorry if you took offense. Certainly not intended from my part!

So, let's just keep our focus and subsequent discussions aimed at our beloved Ricknbakers and related items as well as also keeping our collective intended good humor and lightness about it too!
Okay?
Thanks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:05 pm 
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"Hmm.....Well dude I heard it stright from Jack Douglas as well as many other amazing stories. Dont you think it rather rude to label someones word as schtick? I mean, im trying to stay calm , but all of your posts are spent spewing beatle "facts" with seemingly no authority whatsoever and here somone tells you something they have heard from one of Lennon's BEST friends and it's schtick? Ill give you Jacks email and you can ask him yourself.." END QUOTE

No offense intended my friend! Either to you or vitually any one else who posts here! Believe me. ...

Jack Douglas may be a swell fellow indeed, but one of the main reasons John Lennon chose the '58 Ric Capri was because of the "short play 21 fret neck." This has been well docmented many times over. Douglas may have just been having some tongue in cheek fun with you on that day.

Real reason why J.L. chose his Ric configured that way?
It is because in 1959 Hamburg, Germany he saw Jean "Toot's" Thielemans play a Ric with a "short play neck." It was because of the benefits J.L. saw, heard and perceived from a guitar configured that way that influenced his buying decision. In fact to this day, Toots Thielemans STIll plays various guitars with "short play necks." Photos indicate that Toots hardly has "small hands."

And for the record my friend, I'm not in anyway a "dude" and never have been nor do I want to be one. I have an MBA as my academic credential. But, non-the-less I'm sorry if you took offense. Certainly not intended from my part!

So, let's just keep our focus and subsequent discussions aimed at our beloved Ricknbakers and related items as well as also keeping our collective intended good humor and lightness about it too!
Okay?
Thanks!!!
The small hands issue was strange to me as well, but you also eluded to the Ric story being B.S. I hear ya and I know where your coming from .. but I dont see how having an MBA means you cant be a dude... Dudes are generally cool people... too bad your academic credentials keep you from being a dude.. Though its not the fault of your degree.. I know many dudes that happen to be doctors, business men and all around profesional wise guys.. They just dont let their "academic credential" impede their coolness.. .. Lose the ostentatious boasting so we can all enjoy this forum.. In all fun of course dude... I mean sir....


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:22 pm 
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>OK, "Bird" was played with Paul and George on Casinos and John played Rhythm with a capo on the second fret.
>I know this because I watched this "Learn to play Beatles' songs to a tee!" clip: http://www.to-a-tee.tv/products/beatles ... clips.html

...hey..this dvd looks awsome ..can these still be ordered ?, ...the web site is quite ugly ...i
looked for reviews but the ones a could find are a number
of years old


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:43 pm 
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I read somewhere a quote from Yoko saying John had "beautiful hands". So I started paying attention to them in photos (LIB studio photos are quite clear). They were nice looking hands, sorta feminine, and I would guess from the photos not a size large.
BTW, of course as naughty schoolboys everyone here sang the line from AYBCS as "look at my er-----n, big and round, big and round", right?


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:44 pm 
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cover your eyes at that comment kids haha


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:21 am 
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Talk about a missuse of words...lol...thanks for catching that RNR chemist..


No problem ;-)

JohnWilliams, I had see that JG 320 on your page as well...fascinating story and gorgeous axe!


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:23 am 
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One thing to this day I truly love about John Lennon, is his playful word play with the English language.

When you listen to many of the studio outtakes from the Beatles' sessions he always made everyone laugh with his many witty "Lennonisms" before, sometimes during and after the various takes.

-One of my favorite visuals is the famous closing musical sequence in the film "A Hard Day's Night" when The Fabs perform "I Should Have Known Better".

Tht close up shot of his J.L.'s smilng face and the one shot of him when he just begins to go into his famous "dumb mute" funny face is a classic! And it's just impossible NOT to look at that sequence and be in anything but in a great mood!

And of course just looking at him craddling his "holy grail," and that being the sacred DB1222 Ric.
WONDERFUL stuff!


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:41 am 
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The great thing about A Hard Day's night is the way the camera does great close ups of the instruments that the fabs used, especially in the concert bit at the end of the film, great close ups of that 325, time is tickin till I get my own version of that beauty, I wish it would hurry up!!


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 Post subject: Re: John Lennon
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:37 am 
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And of course just looking at him craddling his "holy grail," and that being the sacred DB1222 Ric.
WONDERFUL stuff!


I thought his "holy grail" was DB122?


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