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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN/MAHAVISHNU A Rex Bogue custom built doubleneck guitar, circa 1974, with a natural finish, doublecutaway maple body with carved decorations, 22 fret twelve and six string necks with bound fingerboards and floral inlays and the words Guru and Alo on the top frets, four pickups, six controls, three selectors, adjustable bridges and engraved tailpieces; and blue flightcase with Mahavishnu logos on each side - the guitar, used by John McLaughlin with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the mid seventies.

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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN/MAHAVISHNU A Rex Bogue custom built doubleneck guitar, circa 1974, with a natural finish, doublecutaway maple body with carved decorations, 22 fret twelve and six string necks with bound fingerboards and floral inlays and the words Guru and Alo on the top frets, four pickups, six controls, three selectors, adjustable bridges and engraved tailpieces; and blue flightcase with Mahavishnu logos on each side - the guitar, used by John McLaughlin with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the mid seventies.
Literature
WHEELER, Tom American Guitars, An Illustrated History, New York: Harper & Row, 1982, p.363 (illus.)

Lot Essay

According to Tom Wheeler this ...stunning and unique Rex Bogue guitar, with its sumptuous ornamentation and flowery inlays, seemed a suitable voice for the complexity and spirtualism of John McLaughlin's music. The design was later copied by Ibanez..

Photograph courtesy of Mark Mander.
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