"It is Chet's with a new neck and top. The neck was broke in'53/'54. Gibson had the trussrod patent so DA didn't have one when made in 1950. Chet's was restored to an accoustic, this time, with the trussrod, and I can see its plate above the nut. The dead giveaway is the small F holes, which would be more responsive as an electric should he wish to make it so again. In '95, Chet and Paul Yandell would re-install the pickups, controls and vibrola. He would use it on Almost Alone."
Michael had obtained this information from Chet's last book, "Me and My Guitars."
According to Michael, the following clip is from Chet's first recording with his D'Angelico in January 1951:
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