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Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:59 pm
by ginnungagap
Anybody ever hear of or even have a bonafied sighting of a Yamaha Kevin Shields (the dude from My Bloody Valentine) Signature Model guitar?  I believe it's supposed to be a Jazzmaster copy but it might be a shorter scale.  I heard a blurb about one existing, I think it was on Wikipedia but not positive.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:14 am
by chrisjedijane
I've certainly never heard of one, and I'm a huge MBV fan.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:16 am
by NoFi
Maybe one of the ibanez jazzmasters ? But no way signature.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:52 am
by Naturality
Ibanez re-released their Jazzmaster copies with Kevin Shield's name I believe.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:58 am
by Tweez
Yeah he had an Ibanez Jazzmaster, I've never heard anything about Yamaha though, although he did use Yamaha rack units.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:16 am
by pullover
Wikipedia's been wrong before.
[Quote author=wikipedia]Kevin Shields was a paid endorsee of his own signature model copy of the Jazzmaster, made by Yamaha, in the early 1990s.[/quote]
in the paragraph titled IMITATION http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzmaster

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:53 am
by Tweez
I can't find any evidence of it, doesn't mean it's not true though, it certainly would be cool if he did have a signature model.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:07 am
by djetz
KS did endorse the Ibanez Talman - though it was never any knid of sig model. There were ads in guitar mags for the Talman back when it was fairly new that featured a phota and a quote from KS. I can't recall the quote exactly, and I no longer own the mags, but he seemed pretty keen on them, and mentioned that the original Talmans had non-wood bodies.

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:36 pm
by JazzBlaster
djetz wrote: KS did endorse the Ibanez Talman - though it was never any knid of sig model. There were ads in guitar mags for the Talman back when it was fairly new that featured a phota and a quote from KS. I can't recall the quote exactly, and I no longer own the mags, but he seemed pretty keen on them, and mentioned that the original Talmans had non-wood bodies.
+1

He did endorse the Talman, I think you are thinking of the Yamaha procesor

Re: Yamaha Kevin Shields Sig Model?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:18 pm
by ginnungagap
Cool- thanks for the information everybody.  I figured that it was probably a case of Wikipedia being wrong but was hoping that maybe there was something rare floating around out there.