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Fender Jazzmaster   (Duplicate)

Fender Jazzmaster (Duplicate)

"This is my main Jazzmaster, this is the first one I ever owned," Cline says ... more

Henss Rosewood Jazzmaster

Henss Rosewood Jazzmaster

Nels Cline was approached by Bill Henss of Henss guitars, who built this cust... more

Gibson Les Paul Faded Double Cutaway

Gibson Les Paul Faded Double Cutaway

Nels Cline also owns a faded Gibson Les Paul double cutaway guitar fitted wit... more

Jerry Jones Neptune 12 String

Jerry Jones Neptune 12 String

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline also plays a Jerry Jones model Neptune 12 string g... more

Jerry Jones Double Neck Longhorn

Jerry Jones Double Neck Longhorn

One of Cline's weirder guitars is a Jerry Jones Double Neck Longhorn guitar, ... more

Hopf Telstar Standard

Hopf Telstar Standard

Another guitar in Nels Cline's eclectic collection is at 1960's Hopf Telstar ... more

Nash T-Model

Nash T-Model

Nels mentions at 17:05 that Bill Nash gave him this guitar at a show in Seatt... more

Gibson Barney Kessel Custom

Gibson Barney Kessel Custom

In this video, Nels Cline tells the story of why he started playing a Gibson ... more

Needs Review Gibson J-200 Studio Acoustic Guitar

Gibson J-200 Studio Acoustic Guitar

Nels Cline says in an interview that the Gibson J-200 was one of the guitars ... more

Needs Review Bilt El Hombré Custom

Bilt El Hombré Custom

Another one of his guitars is a custom-built Bilt "El Hombre", which has a cu... more

Bilt SS Zaftig Electric Guitar

Bilt SS Zaftig Electric Guitar

According to Bilt's website, another one of the custom-made guitars they buil... more

Needs Review Hofner 457/12

Hofner 457/12

Throughout this video, Cline can be seen playing the Hofner 457/12 electric g... more

Fender Lee Ranaldo Signature Jazzmaster

Fender Lee Ranaldo Signature Jazzmaster

In this 2009 photo of Cline, he is visible with the Fender Lee Ranaldo signat... more

Bilt "The Relevator"

Bilt "The Relevator"

In this photo, Cline is visible playing Bilt "The Relevator" electric guitar. more

Fender Thurston Moore Jazzmaster

Fender Thurston Moore Jazzmaster

Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche: 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival more

1969 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

1969 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

Cline's modified 1969 Jaguar, affectionately called the "Silver Bastard", is ... more

Needs Review Gibson 1971 Gibson ES-335 Walnut

Gibson 1971 Gibson ES-335 Walnut

Nels discusses the guitar in a feature profile in Fretboard Journal: https://... more

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