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Old 01-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Can Anyone Identify the Guitar Maker Al D. Is Playing Here?



Hey Guys,

Can anyone identify the guitar brand that Al Di Meola is playing here? The headstock is pretty distinct, nothing with which I'm familiar.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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There's a good possibility it's a random one off custom made by some luthier somewhere.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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ADM uses a lot of high end guitars from a variety of makers, like Guilds, Martins, PRS, etc., but I can't ID that as being one from his known affiliations. It prabably is a luthier's work.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it's a small luthier shop somewhere, but I still think it might be somewhat renowned.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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I actually think it looks a little like an older Giffin, but can't be sure.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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It might be, it might not. But we can't see the writing on the headstock, and sifting through images on the web...

Lets just say I personally have about 300 guitar manufacturer/luthier websites bookmarked, and I can't come up with that sust based on what I've seen in the video. I'd have to go from site to site...
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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I actually think it looks a little like an older Giffin, but can't be sure.

Means nothing, really, but Giffin mostly uses 3 + 3 headstocks, and ADM isn't on their client list.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys. Yeah, I knew it was a long shot. I guess short of asking Al himself, I'll let it remain a mystery.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #9
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Thanks, guys. Yeah, I knew it was a long shot. I guess short of asking Al himself, I'll let it remain a mystery.

You've opened a can of worms on the intermet! Subscribe to this thread and don't be surprised if someone comes up with the answer...in 2021!
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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I think I'm the only worm in that can

That was my first inquiry.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Looks like a Starfield guitar. Made by ibanez
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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Wow, I think that might be it! At least the headstock comes very close. I'll look into it more.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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Starfield altair custom
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #15
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Yeah, I think that's it: Starfield. So instead of it being a virtually unobtainable small, on-off luthier, it's a now defunct Ibanez sister company. So, um, does anyone know where Starfields can be bought?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #16
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