When all Ted’s thoughts were Guilds

Ted derived almost as much joy from photographing his beloved guitars as from playing them.  As a result we have thousands of guitar photographs in various configurations; from every possible angle, color coordinated, color contrasted, like makes, mixed makes, and everything conceivable in between.

In the midst of Ted’s Guild purchasing fervor, with every new addition a photo session was an imperative and sometimes would go on for many hours.  Ted was very particular about placement, contrast, background  and color sensation.

Shown here: A multi-hued assortment of Guilds leaning against an interesting miscellaneous array spontaneously formed coral reef-like in apartment 8.

  1. David Bishop
    September 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Barbara:

    I’ve been meaning to ask: in the liner notes to the Ted Greene Tribute CD there is a picture of you holding an Epiphone Deluxe. Did that belong to Ted? I’ve never seen any photos of him holding that one. Just curious. I’m a big fan of those vintage Epiphone archtops!

  2. September 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Hi David, Yes, that was Ted’s Epiphone Deluxe. He loved it! There was a crack in it that he never had repaired, (he was going to but…) therefore he seldom played it because it was fragile. I was just holding it so he could take the photo, it was much to large for me to play. I might have some better photos of her, if I do, I’ll email them to you, if you would like me to? Barbara

  3. David Bishop
    September 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Yes, Barbara, I would love to see more photos. I’ll respond with a photo of my 1938 Epiphone Emperor!

  4. September 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Hi David, Haven’t had a chance to look yet. I will sometime this week though.Barbara

  5. David Bishop
    September 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    No hurry, Barbara.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: