|Jimmy Stewart's Photo Gallery II
||Dontes Jazz Club
Here I'm playing a Baldwin Amplified Classical Guitar
at Dontes Jazz Club, the "Studio 54" of the Los Angeles Jazz scene.
The Baldwin Prismatic Pickup had the capability to amplify the exact sound
produced by the guitar on which it was mounted. The playing characteristics
where exactly the same as those of an unamplified instrument in that the amount
of volume was directly responsive to the amount of pressure applied in plucking
the strings. I played this guitar along with Baldwin Model C3 amp for many
years. Other players to use this same set were Willie Nelson and Charlie Byrd.