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Old 09-01-2019, 08:56 PM
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Default What kind of guitar was Rita Hayworth playing in “Gilda?”

I just watched “Gilda” from 1946 and I snapped three photos during the scene where she (cough cough) “plays” guitar.

Any thoughts on the make and model shown here? The pictures are not super sharp; the live TV picture was fairly pixelated.

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To me it looks like a black Gibson L-00 with the headstock logo painted over or masked somehow.


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What kind of guitar was Rita Hayworth playing in “Gilda?”
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Whatever was in the prop room at the time.

GREAT movie, by the way.

PS - 320003 G chord?
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She's buying a stairway to heaven.
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:49 AM
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What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.
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I can’t imagine she could actually be playing at all with those long nails on her right hand.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:32 AM
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What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.
Oh yes indeed. They don't build 'em like that any more.
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The voicing she's using in the 3rd picture is interesting, while in the middle picture, it looks like a cowboy G chord is her choice. Definitely looks like she wouldn't like a 1 11/16" neck. I can't see bridge pins she's using. Could it be a pinless bridge? Historically, she must be using Monel strings. Could the fretboard be Richlite? If so, that indicates that she's not a real player. She should really try a casein pick someday too.
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I can’t imagine she could actually be playing at all with those long nails on her right hand.
Dolly Parton sees to manage somehow! Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mZ-uGBXsHc

Wasn't that nice?
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It is funny that in the old days, the Gibson logo is always masked. No other brand was covered.

After noticing that in the Elvis movie, Viva Las Vegas (J-45 on the diving board), I started watching for it on all old movies. You can see Fender and other brands, but Gibson is always covered .

Wonder why that was?
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Jay;
Left Hand.

L. Williams;
Maybe the studio required a fee to keep the logo present. Gibson said NO !

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What guitar? I only see a stunningly beautiful woman.
Is she decent?
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To me it looks like a black Gibson L-00 with the headstock logo painted over or masked somehow.


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my thoughts too.
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I don't know what kind of guitar it is, but it's blocking my view of Rita...
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