NEW Takamine G2D-NS Acoustic Guitar
Autographed by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, legendary musician and songwriter:

 Leon Russell
Leon Russell

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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LEON RUSSELL (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music Leon Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in the nightclubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his group The Starlighters, which included J.J. Cale, Leo Feathers, Chuck Blackwell and Johnny Williams, were instrumental in creating the style of music known as the Tulsa Sound. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied guitar with James Burton. Known mostly as a session musician early in his career, as a solo artist he has crossed genres to include rock and roll, blues, and gospel music, playing with artists as varied as Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis, George Harrison, Gram Parsons, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, J.J.Cale, BB King, Dave Mason, Glen Campbell, and The Rolling Stones.

As a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, Russell played on many of the most popular songs of the 1960s, including some by The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, and Herb Alpert. He can be seen in 1964's T.A.M.I. Show, playing piano with "The Wrecking Crew" (an informal name for the top L.A. session musicians of the 1960s), sporting short, dark, slicked-back hair, in contrast to his later look. Soon after, he was hired as Snuff Garrett's assistant/creative developer, playing on numerous #1 singles, including "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. He wrote or co-wrote two hit songs for Gary Lewis and Playboys: "Everybody Loves a Clown" (which hit the Billboard Top 40 on October 9, 1965, remaining on the chart for 8 weeks and rising to number 4) and "She's Just My Style" (which hit Billboard's Top 40 on December 18, 1965 and rose to number 3). He played xylophone and bells on the 1966 single "The Joker Went Wild", sung by Brian Hyland and penned by Bobby Russell (no relation to Leon). He also worked sessions with Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell on Campbell's 1967 album Gentle on My Mind, where he was credited as "Russell Bridges" on piano.

Russell's first commercial success as a songwriter came when Joe Cocker recorded the song "Delta Lady" for his 1969 album, Joe Cocker!  The album, produced and arranged by Russell, reached #11 on the Billboard 200. Russell went on to organize and perform in the 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour in support of the album. "Superstar", co-written by Russell, Delaney Bramlett and Bonnie Bramlett, was sung by Rita Coolidge on that tour and later proved a success for The Carpenters, Luther Vandross, Sonic Youth and other performers.

Soon after the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, Shelter Records released his 1970 solo album Leon Russell, which included the first recording of "A Song for You". This has become one of his best-known songs, with versions released by more than 40 different artists including The Carpenters, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Willie Nelson, Helen Reddy, Whitney Houston, Elkie Brooks, Amy Winehouse, Donny Hathaway, and Christina Aguilera. Both The Carpenters and The Temptations named an album after the song. Also in 1970, Russell played piano on Dave Mason's album, Alone Together, most notably on the song "Sad and Deep as You".

During the 1960s and '70s, Russell owned the Church Recording Studio on 3rd Street in Tulsa. Russell still records there frequently, while his former home on Grand Lake, in northeast Oklahoma, still contains the dining room table and chairs made from church. Source:

TAKAMINE G2D-NS ACOUSTIC GUITAR  features solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides and comfortable rosewood fingerboard.
Leon Russell 
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Mono padded Gig Bag


Note: Guitar is brand new donated by KMC/Fender
Gig Bag is new "B" stock (slight flaws)
Both the guitar and gig bag are 9.5 on a 10 scale - in our opinion

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Items to be listed beginning
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items will include
autographed guitars by:


Ann & Nancy Wilson 

Sammy Hagar 
Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Sammy and the Wabos 

Rick Derringer 
Derringer, Edgar Winter Group, DNA, DBA

Leon Russell 
Leon Russell

Frank Hannon 
Tesla, Moon Dog Mane, Frank Hannon Band

Jack Gibson 

autographed pickguards & memorabilia by:
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Shinedown -- all members

Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, BLS)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Rides)
Guthrie Govan
Orianthi (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, etc.)
Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) and Guthrie Govan
Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
Will Adler, Gus G, Andy James
Victor Wooten (Bella Fleck)
Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon)
Cliff Williams (AC DC) and Ricky Phillips (Babys, Bad English, etc.)
Neal Schon (Journey)
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

Steve Morse
(Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple)
Rod Morgenstein
Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, etc.)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
Vic Johnson (Sammy Hagar Wabos)
Eric Bass (Shinedown)
John "JD" DeServio (BLS)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy)
Gus G (Ozzy)

 Collectible & Desirable Guitars:
1980's Fender USA Telecaster
1996 Hamer USA Artist Electric

1998 G&L USA Comanche  
2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio - Black   
2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio - Natural with P90s!
2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio - White  
Circa 1990 - Gretsch Traveling Wilburys


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