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    Here are the HI-5s in action; complete with Guilds!

    Chris

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    And, they had a unique connection to The Beatles. Found this on them.
    A classic rock and roll tale of a band that was so very close to superstardom, but fell short. The band were regulars at the famous Cafι Wah, when Beatles manager Brian Epstein walked into the club and signed the Hi-Five to management. Soon after, labels like RCA and Columbia were cutting demos on the band. But when Epstein died at 32 of a drug overdose, the doors that had been opened were slammed shut. It was then that Vanguard, who had also had been interested in the band, offered them a single deal.
    And, apparently, that was it.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

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    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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    Thanks. I'm not going to admit I was "wrong" because the whole premise of my questions was that I was having trouble "reading" the image :-)

    To recap - it is HI-5 not MC-5. The bass is a JetStar, one guitar is its Guild sibling and the other is "interesting" but probably not a Guild.

    Steve Boone's use of Starfires has been discussed so the obvious thing is to guess that is a Starfire bass in the Loving' Spoonful photo. But the partially obscured headstock makes the ID inconclusive and, IMO, the portion of the body visible does not look like a red Starfire. It looks like a solid body with possible wear or an "interesting" finish. There might be a control knob visible. So my best guess is that the pictured instrument is not Boone's Starfire but some other bass. A date might also help since the closer the photo is to 1964 the less likely it is to be a Starfire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hansmoust View Post
    Probably not, but if he wants one, I know where there is another one!

    Sincerely,

    Hans Moust
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    As usual, Hans is right I don't have one of these.

    (I'm still working on that project Hans! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    Thanks. I'm not going to admit I was "wrong" because the whole premise of my questions was that I was having trouble "reading" the image :-)
    'S why I mentioned the poor resolution myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    Steve Boone's use of Starfires has been discussed so the obvious thing is to guess that is a Starfire bass in the Loving' Spoonful photo. But the partially obscured headstock makes the ID inconclusive and, IMO, the portion of the body visible does not look like a red Starfire. It looks like a solid body with possible wear or an "interesting" finish. There might be a control knob visible. So my best guess is that the pictured instrument is not Boone's Starfire but some other bass. A date might also help since the closer the photo is to 1964 the less likely it is to be a Starfire.
    Epstein died in '67.
    IF the HI-5 got a record deal with Vanguard after Epstein's death then their recognizability as an endorsing artist must post date his death.
    Also that Spoonful pic portrays a "gritty" enough image to be post-'66 as well.
    I still can't get a decent blow-up looking at the Reverb listing but I don't think the flare actually obscures the headstock logo, and I think other photographic artifacts (maybe reflection from a spotlamp?) could explain the anomalies you see.
    And I still think it might be a clever marketing "sight gag", enhancing a reflection with airbrush to create a "star fire".
    Other wise one would expect a different treatment, since normally that'd be considered a flaw in a promotional photo.
    But hey I'm just making my case, absent the actual brochure in hand.
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    The clip above was from Steve Allen’s “I’ve Got a Secret”. Their secret was that they were going to get their hair cut backstage. It got them on TV, but at what cost.

    Here’s part two where they reveal their haircuts. The last line from Steve Allen is a little too prophetic. As he gestured to the wheelbarrow of hair he says “Wouldn’t it be funny if this was the real star, and their career was finished?”

    Um...

    Last edited by AcornHouse; 01-04-2019 at 09:09 PM.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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    Chris, are you framing it so the back or the front shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Chris, are you framing it so the back or the front shows?

    walrus
    I can’t say yet.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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