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Skrik
04-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Kirk Douglas plays in the 1954 Disney film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea



http://vimeo.com/11364043


I'm thinking that the tailpiece is indicative of steel strings, as is the sound, which would suggest a tenor guitar. What say ye?

nscafe
04-30-2010, 10:37 AM
Agreed. Tenor guitar.

Skrik
04-30-2010, 10:42 AM
Listening one more time, I'm not sure the sound is from the instrument he's holding. I hear bass guitar strings.

heyjude
04-30-2010, 11:34 AM
I hear a lot of instruments backing up the tenor guitar strumming. A good movie, I remember seeing it when it came out. In another scene didn't he play a smaller instrument utilizing a turtle shell for the body?

Jude

Skrik
04-30-2010, 11:41 AM
Yeah, he plays a duet with, and is upstaged by Esmerelda the sealion.

SailingUke
04-30-2010, 12:19 PM
I go with a tenor guitar, looks too big to be a uke.
Can't really go with the sound, it was probably done at the studio and dubbed in.

GVlog
04-30-2010, 12:45 PM
Most definitely a tenor guitar.

Speaking of 20k Leagues ...

http://www.harkavagrant.com/nonsense/squidsm.png

mds725
05-01-2010, 10:48 AM
Listening one more time, I'm not sure the sound is from the instrument he's holding. I hear bass guitar strings.

Since Kirk is clearly lipsynching, I'd have to guess that the whole song was added in post-production.

Pippin
05-02-2010, 03:10 AM
If he does not know how to play I'd be surprised since his fingers are actually chording authentic chords. I play tenor guitar as well as six-string guitar. I am sure that the music was added post-production.

Skrik
05-02-2010, 03:26 AM
If he does not know how to play I'd be surprised since his fingers are actually chording authentic chords. I play tenor guitar as well as six-string guitar. I am sure that the music was added post-production.

This was interesting. I have edited the original post, allowing now that he probably was playing.

notalent31
11-10-2011, 07:03 AM
I'd venture a guess that he's NOT playing the uke.

Pukulele Pete
11-10-2011, 07:08 AM
I'm Sparticus !