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 Post subject: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm 
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No Rickenbacker intrigues me more than this one, some say it's a six string, some say it's a twelve. I stood 10ft from it in 1985 at Hammersmith Palais but simply can't remember.
This was also used on Channel 4 The Tube appearance in 85 (Can't Get There from Here and Driver 8), and there is film of him playing it at Rockplast, a German show in 85 too.

Combined with a Mesa Boogie and Ibanez effects it simply had my favourite
ever guitar sound.
There is no mention of this anywhere other than the 85 European Tour, not
listed in any bios as being currently owned by Peter.

Does anyone know anything about this? Only 4 340/12 MG are registered here,
all way after 1985.
I'd love to know why it was only used on that tour, where it is now and the definitive answer to six or twelve string.

Any info gratefully received.

PS You really should do a Peter Buck signature model ! a 360/6 JG


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:42 pm 
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Was it black? FWIW, I've seen several undated pictures that seem to be from that era and they show him with a black 6-string. Do a Google image search and you should turn 'em up pretty quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
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thanks, from my post it's MG, ie mapleglow
I have been studying his guitars since 83, I am posting here after
30 years research incl the web.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ylS4qIEAbdo/V ... 211550.jpg

here it is in Germany 85, also seen in London and on C4 The Tube tv programme also in 85, never seen with Peter in the US or anywhere since


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
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It's a six string, as I recall.

I've never seen him with it other than that show in Germany, and I have photos of much of his collection. In the eighties, his guitar collection was the original 360, a Jetglo 330, a purple 330, a Fender Telecaster Custom, a Gretsch Country Gentleman, a Les Paul (purchased during Document), some Yamaha acoustics, and that's all I recall. In the studio, he used Mitch Easter's twelve string Fender, though I'm still not sure what he used on Fables other than his 360. I have pictures of him with a 325, but only from one show.

Since then, I've never seen him with a 340. He later purchased a 370/12, and Bill Berry owns one of Roger McGuinn's personal 370s.


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
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I know now, I think, that the 340 is Mike Mills', via Twitter


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Buck's MG 340/12 from 1985
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kt66 wrote:
I know now, I think, that the 340 is Mike Mills', via Twitter

Link? I searched back into late Feb on his Twitter and found no such tweet.


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