Scotty Moore’s Guitar Sound on ”Mystery Train” by Elvis Presley Recreated

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Scotty Moore’s guitar sound on Mystery Train and My Baby Left Me by Elvis Presley has been recreated through intensive research by guitar player and editor of The Rockabilly Guitar Page, Vince Gordon and recorded on video.

Ever since guitarist Vince Gordon heard "Mystery Train" and "My Baby Left Me" with Elvis Presley in his youth, he wanted that guitar sound. After years of extensive research he came up with an impressive result that can be heard on video. How everything was done is laid out in details on his website and can be copied by the many guitarists who also want to sound like Scotty Moore’s legendary recordings.

Guitarists into Scotty Moore will be happy to know that the guitar sound was recreated using only affordable modern day equipment. An approach that is typical for the rockabilly guitar advice found on Vince Gordon’s website The Rockabilly Guitar Page.

The key element to getting the Scotty Moore sound is a semi-acoustic Epiphone guitar that Vince Gordon of rockabilly band The Jime customised with special pick-ups etc. The website offers an in-depth article that tells how everything was done – from customising the guitar to the actual recordings.

The video of the recordings is available on Vince Gordon’s own website and on YouTube.


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