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This photo from Hilton Valentine's personal website shows him using a Gretsch Tennessean electric guitar. His [website](http://www.hiltonvalentine.com/equipment.html) explains: "I purchased this guitar at a guitar shop in Newcastle in early 1962 when I was still with The Wildcats. Yet another choice that [George Harrison](http://equipboard.com/pros/george-harrison) and I shared. I continued using this guitar with The Animals - including House of The Rising Sun - until I started getting all the freebies from Rickenbacker and VOX."more
"A ’65, in mint condition. The thing you realize when you play a Tennessean after playing a Country Gentleman is how cheap the Tennessean is; it’s like a student guitar with single-coil pickups, and is cheaply put together. It makes you wonder why George Harrison chose a Tennessean as his go-to guitar, because he had the Country Gent before that. I use my Tennessean only when I need a particular sound; it has flatwound strings."more
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