David Byrne Rockin' a Guild on the Tonys

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i think he has owned that one for a while, eh?
so all band members met and started performing together at RISD, in Providence RI. Well, most of them, it's possible one of them came over from the Modern Lovers when Jonathan Richman went solo...I know one of the Modern Lovers joined the Cars...
Rhode Island School of Design. A rather renowned art school...

Westerly is only like 35-40 mins away.
 

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i think he has owned that one for a while, eh?
so all band members met and started performing together at RISD, in Providence RI. Well, most of them, it's possible one of them came over from the Modern Lovers when Jonathan Richman went solo...I know one of the Modern Lovers joined the Cars...
Rhode Island School of Design. A rather renowned art school...

Westerly is only like 35-40 mins away.
Wouldn't surprise me if from new, like '92, as appearances date back pretty far.
 

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We've seen Byrne with Guilds for a while, but I think the Guild appearances were all after 1991 when Talking Heads were officially disbanded. (There's almost a pun there or at least some wordplay). If I had the time to down a rabbit hole and watch Stop Making Sense I might end up proving myself wrong

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We've seen Byrne with Guilds for a while, but I think the Guild appearances were all after 1991 when Talking Heads were officially disbanded. (There's almost a pun there or at least some wordplay). If I had the time to down a rabbit hole and watch Stop Making Sense I might end up proving myself wrong

2002

No Guilds in STOP MAKING SENSE and although Oxnard has this cited as an S-100 on their "History and Heritage" page (with an accompanying pic of the F15ce seen here), doubtless due to the headstock/logo resemblance having been mis-credited before, it's not.:
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No Guilds in STOP MAKING SENSE and although Oxnard has this cited as an S-100 on their "History and Heritage" page (with an accompanying pic of the F15ce seen here), doubtless due to the headstock/logo resemblance having been mis-credited before, it's not.:
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The History and Heritage page says, "Lead singer David Byrne uses his solid-body Guild." Look at the strap and how that's hanging. It's definitely a very thin guitar. I did some recon, and holy crap what is this?

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It's got to be a custom or a one-off or something. Looks like an arched top? Could be a trick of the light.

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Nevermind - not a Guild. Looks SO much like one, from that angle, though.

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i think he has owned that one for a while, eh?
so all band members met and started performing together at RISD, in Providence RI. Well, most of them, it's possible one of them came over from the Modern Lovers when Jonathan Richman went solo...I know one of the Modern Lovers joined the Cars...
Rhode Island School of Design. A rather renowned art school...

Westerly is only like 35-40 mins away.
There was a great Guild retail music store about one mile from RISD. South Main Music. They always had a store full of Guilds, at great prices. They were a authorized dealer since at least the 1970s. And many were hand picked at the factory. I bought my D15 there in 1986.
 

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The History and Heritage page says, "Lead singer David Byrne uses his solid-body Guild."
Yeah, my bad, thought I fixed that, it's been ID'd as an S-100 elsewhere though. :)
Look at the strap and how that's hanging. It's definitely a very thin guitar. I did some recon, and holy crap what is this?

DavidByrneGuild1.gif


It's got to be a custom or a one-off or something. Looks like an arched top? Could be a trick of the light.

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Nevermind - not a Guild. Looks SO much like one, from that angle, though.

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Nice video grabs!!
Byrne's F15ce btw is a shortscale, 24-3/4 24 fret board, the tell-tale 2nd dot at the end of the board is visible in one pic. Therefore must be pre-late '94. That's when the longscales started coming in.

Think they were introduced late '91, why it isn't seen prior to that as Frono observed.
 
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