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Mike Campbell: The Guitars - Chapter 12: The Surf Sound of The Fender Jaguar/The Mike Campbell Duesenberg and The Super Bowl

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  • August 07, 2012
    Mike Campbell: The Guitars - Chapter 12: The Surf Sound of The Fender Jaguar/The Mike Campbell Duesenberg and The Super Bowl

    Chapter 12 of our series features Mike talking about two different but distinctive guitars in his collection.

    As Mike explains and demonstrates, the Fender Jaguar became synonymous with the Surf Sound in the early sixties and remains so to this day. Surf music played on the Jaguar was an inspiration to Mike in his early career and has crept its way into the Heartbreakers repertoire at various points in their career.

    Also in this chapter we are introduced to the Mike Campbell Duesenberg, a special edition which you may recognize from one very large gig in particular...



    Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, Mike Campbell: The Guitars is a 15 chapter web documentary which features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal journey and the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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on Tue, 2012-08-07 02:59

Chapter 12 of our series features Mike talking about two different but distinctive guitars in his collection.

As Mike explains and demonstrates, the Fender Jaguar became synonymous with the Surf Sound in the early sixties and remains so to this day. Surf music played on the Jaguar was an inspiration to Mike in his early career and has crept its way into the Heartbreakers repertoire at various points in their career.

Also in this chapter we are introduced to the Mike Campbell Duesenberg, a special edition which you may recognize from one very large gig in particular...



Directed by Justin Kreutzmann, Mike Campbell: The Guitars is a 15 chapter web documentary which features Mike Campbell taking us on a tour of his guitar collection and explaining the stories and significance behind the instruments as they relate to his own personal journey and the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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hasslinger's picture

I look forward to Tuesdays to watch the next installment of Mike's guitars. I haven't seen this week's episode about his other Strat. Did someone forget to upload it? I will keep checking back from time to time. I know it will be worth the wait.
suzette's picture

This series has been so much fun and so informative. Thank you, Mike, and crew! You're a natural on camera, Mike.
imangus's picture

Loving the vids and can't believe the series is nearly over. How about a series covering effects and amps? It sounds like you have some tasty gear and I'm sure we would all love a chance to see some of your favorites.
tycho's picture

I have a special fondness for the Jag, since I've had a '60s Jag since I was a teenager. So I particularly liked this episode. When I saw TPHB in 1999 (or was it 2000?), I recall a segment in the middle of the set when TP left the stage and Mike took out the Jag for an extended instrumental surf medley that included the Bond theme, "Pipeline", and (if I'm remembering right) at least one or two others. Magic.
sugarbutt's picture

I can't believe how quickly this is going by. I'm loving the stories, the info about the guitars, and above all else - Mike Campbell playing guitar all on his onesies. Couldn't there be another 15 videos about the classic solos he's created over the years, or maybe his writing process? I just don't want it to end.
Anonymous's picture

Thank you, Mike, for sharing the story of your guitars. It just ehnances the reasons TPHB are my favorite band and you are my favorite guitar player! Love the music!
staggerlee's picture

I look forward to each new episode with great anticipation. I only wish they were each an hour long! I love this stuff!
cbortner's picture

Love your version on "Anthology" and hope you guys perform it LIVE some day! So cool and fun! Remember when Los Straitjackets toured with you....what a cool surfer band! Did you play the MC Duesenberg at the 30th Anniversary Gainsville show? If so, my memories of that exhilariting night just reached new all time highs!
lpeers's picture

I'm sure Mike has plenty more guitars to share ... and I don't want the series to end too soon!
irishwings830's picture

I am LOVING these guitar series documentaries. And I just love hearing and seeing our quiet giant, Mike Campbell, talk about what he obviously loves. Thanks Mike!
alester's picture

I love watching the smile come upon your face while playing. Like a kid at Christmas...sheer joy!
walls's picture

Trust me Mike, you have given US waaaay more over the years than could ever be given back to you!!
sponson's picture

I think Mike was instrumental in the revival of the popularity of the Jaguar, an underrated guitar. I saw him blazing away on one in the 1990s and as they say the rest was history, look at the indie band of today and how often they use the Jag. Leo Fender was a genius.
fallingstar's picture

oh wow! wow! wow! did I say that already? wow! wow...wow...wow...wow..wow. did ya'all see that pink guitar he brought in at the beginning of the video? is it a pink strat??? cool!