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    NGD: Hallmark Deke Dickerson Model Two Prototype





    http://chasingguitars.com/hallmark-d...two-prototype/

    Been a fan of Hallmark guitars for quite a while. The old 60s Hallmark was an offshoot of Mosrite and was restarted by Bob Shade. I bought this Prototype direct from Bob. I have had several Hallmark guitars over the years. They are well made and well priced and sold direct from the Hallmark website.



    Hallmark history can be found here: http://chasingguitars.com/hallmark-history/

    I once owned the original Deke Dickerson Signature guitar and was dumb enough to sell it. This is the Model Two inspired by a Custom Mosrite played by Don Rich of the Buck Owens Buckaroos on Hee Haw. I bit like a Telecaster with Bob Shade’s vibrato (which is awesome by the way) and pickups. Bob even used so NOS Mosrite pickup rings that were used on the Mosrite Electric Resonator guitars you would see Glen Campbell play years back.

    This being the Prototype it lacks the Deke Dickerson Model Two logo on the headstock as it was not yet designed. Bob only has a few of these limited editions left in Blue and Black.
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    Very cool. Deke is a wonderful guitarist and singer; he plays pretty often around here. I’ll bet that’s a great playing guitar. Congratulations!
    Shihan= Dennis

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    Thanks.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Very cool guitar!

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    Super neat guitar!!! So those pickups are much like a tele?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D30Man View Post
    Super neat guitar!!! So those pickups are much like a tele?
    No not really. Although you can get a twang out it. The are Hallmark JM-6 pickups housed in genuine NOS 60’s Mosrite/ Dobro Pickup Surrounds. They are a replica of AP-6 that were on early Mosrites. They are single coil pickups.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    I like that a LOT! Deke's a pal, and I have played his first sig - super cool sounding guitar, but on the heavy side...is this one lighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Broes View Post
    I like that a LOT! Deke's a pal, and I have played his first sig - super cool sounding guitar, but on the heavy side...is this one lighter?
    Yes the first one is a heavy guitar. One reason I sold mine. But I now regret selling it. The Deke II is lighter and is a chambered telecaster size guitar. The Prototype one I have weighs in at 7-lbs 9.5-ozs. The original Deke Signature was over 9-lbs and had lots of bling.



    Hallmark owner Bob Shade told me the original Deke will likely never be reissued as it would cost too much now.
    1966 Guild X-175
    1999 Guild X-160 Rockabilly,
    2001 Guild X-500T
    1949 Gibson ES-350
    1966 Gibson ES-125CD
    1967 Gibson ES-330
    1974 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1997 Gibson ES-295
    1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina
    2010 Gibson ES 335 Custom Shop
    2005 Gretsch G6120RHH
    2007 Gretsch 6122-1962 Country Gentleman
    2011 Gretsch G6120EC
    2010 Gretsch G6120TM "Setzerized"
    Gretsch G6128T-GH Duo Jet
    and too many other guitars to list here!

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    Senior Member Jeff Haddad's Avatar
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    Cool guitar, congrats!

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