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 Post subject: Has this been posted? John Hall: NAMM Oral History
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:28 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj9LzzYE ... B6&index=2

Nice video of John Hall. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Has this been posted? John Hall: NAMM Oral History
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:06 pm 
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Yes nice video of Mr Hall giving us a History lesson, glad to know the wood worms are long gone. Yes the electric guitar business was definitely boosted by Mr Hall's fathers influence. The guitar market today is massive, so many brands, and models. Still great to know Ric is still there going strong, still in family hands and producing great instruments

If Adolf Rickenbacker had no heirs to pass the business onto then it was lucky Mr Hall Senior stepped in even though at the time electric guitars were relatively unknown. We all know that changed into the late 50s and early sixties. Lap steels first then guitars, that seemed to be the order of the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Has this been posted? John Hall: NAMM Oral History
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I'm going to guess that this was some time ago; I believe JH's mustache is entirely, or more, grey than in this video. He also sounds different than the other two videos I have seen. Notice the small smile, too. :D


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This wasn't THAT long ago . . . 5 years maybe? I may be grayer but I'm also lots more fit looking! Anyway, you'll have plenty to compare with, as I've done several video interviews more recently that will appear one of these days.

This is pretty abbreviated. As I recall there was more than an hour's worth to that interview.


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JohnHall wrote:
This wasn't THAT long ago . . . 5 years maybe? I may be grayer but I'm also lots more fit looking! Anyway, you'll have plenty to compare with, as I've done several video interviews more recently that will appear one of these days.

This is pretty abbreviated. As I recall there was more than an hour's worth to that interview.

Damn those editors. :lol:

I look forward to hearing more about the company. I'm totally obsessed with these guitars now... Just what I need. Why do you have to make such iconic guitars?


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 Post subject: Re: Has this been posted? John Hall: NAMM Oral History
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Mr Hall, glad to see your keeping fit never mind the splash of grey. I would have liked to have seen the complete hour of interview, it would be a good history lesson and who better to tell it ;)

LOL ..... I bet AGNP ain't no oil painting either! He's a tad cheeky! :lol:


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I never see grey hair as a bad thing. I'm not particularly concerned with going bald either. Some men look better as they age; Roger Waters, for instance. It's one of those maturing things that make humans comparable to wine.


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