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Posted 3 years ago

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Manikin
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This 1974 Gibson hummingbird guitar we bought new in 74 . It was played everyday and many a song was wrote playing it , Lots of wonderful memories of a man that passed away way to young . We bought this just before we moved to Arkansas and nights sitting on a porch singing to it . Sorry I got front to light from flash .

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Coming right up bellin ! This guitar only played country and a tiny rock n roll . But I have recordings of songs sang to me so many yrs ago . It was my first husband who passed away and I was lucky to have taped some of them on a reel to reel forever ago and found a old reel to reel player jimmy rigged it to my cd maker and got 6 songs off it . Last one wrote and sang a week before he died .
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    This is a really NEAT Gibson, We won't let the wife see this one,lol, she's into hummingbirds, and don't think she needs a Gisbon to hang on the wall. I pretty sure these demand a high price. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece and sorry about your loss.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks bellin we never know what life has in store for us , but memories :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL ok kerry we will hide this from your wife :-) It was appraised at 1700.00 last yr . But who can put a price on the memories :-) It can jam to some good ole foot stomping music I tell ya !
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Beautiful geetar Mani !!!!!!!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Hedge ! it sure is but maybe I am partial :-)
  7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    I can see why you are partial to this. I am sorry about your husband...sounds like he was a lot of fun.Was that him in the car pic with the ciggy?
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    yes it was hedge . It was taken before we met . I have one son with him who carries his name . I didn't show part of guitar case because his name is on it and my my son's . Trying to get packrat to get one of those houses by him for our son to move into . Can't afford anything up here .
  9. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    Manikin, you never cease to amaze...! Your life is a book waiting to be written!
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    beaux I have had happiness and sadness , good times and bad times just like all people beaux . I thank you for enjoying my stuff I post I like to add the story with item :-) Was lucky some of them were captured on photo's :-)
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    People can live forever in the minds of there loved ones, and the people they choose to share those memories with.
    Thanks for sharing Mani
  12. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Your so right walksoft ! Thank you , was so kind to say and I know you have lost loved ones also Bless you !!
    In 2 weeks our daughter will have been gone for 3 yrs . That is hard Walksoft . It was not meant to be that way .She is our hero ! She was amazing lady and fought a very long battle .
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    My father passed away at the end of February after a fight with cancer, he had a good life, beat cancer twice before. He loved to dance & did so, until a few months of passing. He got to live like a seventy year old until he turned ninety, he will live on, as will your husband & daughter. So sorry for your losses.
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Ok here is the guitar playing and he is singing about Arkansas , He wrote this song in 1972 in a goofy mood . Enjoy
    It was taken from an old reel to reel recording I had to convert from .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=701PlkT0fSY&feature=youtu.be
  15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Just got back from the link: LOVE it and the pictures you added seem to set it off, thanks for posting his song on youtube.......:-)
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I told ya we are country :-) I am posting another . Glad you enjoyed it brought him back for awhile tonight for me too !
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Bellin I have a song for you too I was singing on but lets pass on that lol I will post another he wrote when I was at work one day tomorrow .
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    We have arrival on manikin Bellin ! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas
  19. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Devin!
  20. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Mani, I lost my brother in 1979. He also played guitar and wrote music. He had an old junk Epiphone that I gave to my nephew many years ago. Now I wish I hadn't! Very nicely done.... As always, thanks for sharing!!!
  21. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks toolate , Did you listen to the song he did ?
    Thank you Scandi !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=701PlkT0fSY&feature=youtu.be
  22. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Here is my Gibson Oldhippie :-)
  23. oldhippee, 3 years ago
    Nice Manikin! Bet it sounds great! thank for sharing! And yah..I took a peek at some of your pic's and saw you dad with the banjo! And also the one with the big hair! Those were the days..Lots of spray, and sleep gently as to NOT muss it for the 'week'! and oh, it would get SO flat.. in summer there was NO hope! I would NOT like to go back to that!! :0)
  24. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL I don't think we can turn back clock or I might go back :-) Oldhippie
    Do You play guitar ? Do you sing also ?
  25. oldhippee, 3 years ago
    Yeah, still play some, and sing some.. mostly a kitchen picker these days.. hard to find a 'good bunch' that just want to do it for fun and leave out the competition stuff, that's when trouble begins!
  26. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Thats a GREAT looking Guitar and I bet it plays equally as well!! I love it!
  27. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thanks Musik ! It was played everyday while he was alive and he only improved with age . It had a good quality although I like the hummingbird too :-)

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