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May 7, 2018 - 4:51:49 PM
14 posts since 6/9/2014

This past weekend on Lawrence Welk I saw Neil LeVang playing what looked to be a teardrop shaped acoustic guitar. I searched the web for identification, but all I found was electric teardrop shaped guitars - no acoustic. Does anybody know about this guitar? Looks pretty slick, but I question availability to buy one. This show was from 1973. I took a couple of pictures (attached) but was too late to get a larger and better picture of it.


May 8, 2018 - 5:15:50 AM

459 posts since 8/26/2008

I recall seeing one of these type guitars in a music store in the late 60's or early 70's in SoCal. I played it and was not impressed by the tone or the volume. But then I am a dreadnought fan. I also wasn't much of a player in those days either. I can't even begin to remember the brand name. Ventura was making / importing a lot of oriental instruments then. Crown was another maker name that has gone into the history books. Good luck in your search. R/

May 10, 2018 - 7:24:30 AM

86 posts since 10/8/2010


May 13, 2018 - 7:32:35 PM

Jim Yates


724 posts since 8/26/2008

There were guitars shaped like this made by Trembita, Hofner and Levin. As Brent said, Giannini made guitars with no waist on the upper side. Robert Plant and Jose Feliciano both played these at one time.

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