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Lyle Clary


From:
Decatur, Illinois, KC9VCB
Post Posted 24 Jan 2016 6:28 pm     Reply with quote

Beautiful axe! Very Happy
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Josh Rossow


From:
Mchenry, Illinois
Post Posted 24 Jan 2016 6:55 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, really nice, looks like it came right off the show room floor.
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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 25 Jan 2016 7:40 am     Reply with quote

I've got Wally Murphy's D 11 at the shop- a bit taller than std but what history!!
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Tommy White


From:
Nashville
Post Posted 25 Jan 2016 10:17 am     Reply with quote

Jim,
It ain't so without pictures, pictures, pictures! Smile
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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 25 Jan 2016 10:45 am     Reply with quote

They are on my website- www.steelguitars.me under inventory. There is a badge underneath the guitar that says "Designed and Custom Built for Wally Murphy by
ZB Guitar Company, Phoenix, Arizona" and the guitar is 2" taller than std. Think "William Tell" Smile
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Eric Dahlhoff


From:
Point Arena, California
Post Posted 25 Jan 2016 1:11 pm     Reply with quote

Ben, Wow -oh -wow!
Super color too! Whoa!
Congratulations!
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Mike DiAlesandro


From:
Kent, Ohio
Post Posted 25 Jan 2016 3:59 pm     Reply with quote

Jim Palenscar wrote:
I've got Wally Murphy's D 11 at the shop- a bit taller than std but what history!!




Smile
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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 31 Jan 2016 1:30 pm     Reply with quote

I had one of those S-10 closet queens. Not as old as Ben's but from 1975 I believe and really clean. Sold it a few years ago.






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Joe A. Camacho


Post Posted 2 Feb 2016 9:21 am     Reply with quote

Wow, nice one Russ! I wonder who has it now?
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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 2 Feb 2016 4:32 pm     Reply with quote

I looked it up and sold it to John Hansen in Washington State back in 2008. Not sure if he still has it. That's going on 8 years. I don't think he has been on the forum in a while. She was a beauty though and sounded great as I remember ... why did I sell it? Smile



Or this one ...



Or this one ...



But I still have this one ...



and this one ...



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Duncan Hodge


From:
DeLand, FL USA
Post Posted 3 Feb 2016 10:48 am     Reply with quote

Or this one... are you viewing Joe Camacho? Joe, I hope you know that I'm still just funnin' with you. You always played that blue ZB better than I ever did.
Duncan


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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 4 Feb 2016 8:41 am     Reply with quote

Duncan, It's time to repent and buy another. Smile
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Joe A. Camacho


Post Posted 4 Feb 2016 5:04 pm     Reply with quote

Still my favorite! Does anyone know where I can find a couple ZB keyheads?


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Duncan Hodge


From:
DeLand, FL USA
Post Posted 5 Feb 2016 6:14 am     Reply with quote

Nice picture, Joe. Now I'm more depressed than ever. Not only do you play it better than me... you're way better looking than me too. I tells ya, life ain't fair.
Play it in great health, my friend.
Duncan
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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 6 Feb 2016 10:19 am     Reply with quote

This one owner ZB is posted on the ZB Custom facebook group. #229 It is very nice. Smile






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Carl Heatley


From:
Morehead City,NC
Post Posted 21 Mar 2016 2:31 pm     Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what year ZB #0494 would be?
Thanks Carl.
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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 4 Apr 2016 12:37 pm     69 Zb Custom Reply with quote

Recent 1969 ZB Custom sold on the forum. Very nice. Looks like a D10 version of Tom Brumley's from the Tom Cattin' Album cover.













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Bonnie Saher


From:
Thousand Oaks Ca USA
Post Posted 1 May 2016 2:19 pm     my new zb Reply with quote

Just received my new to me ZB from forum member Doug Demaire natural maple D11 8/9 serial #0497 purchased new by Walley Murphy in 1972
so it is close to your serial # Carl.
I was thinking of refinishing it till I practiced on an old piece of wood,
I had bought the sandpaper, stripper, food color, and alcohol
(the kind you rub not the kind you drink) after a few hours of mistakes I though hey...it looks great the way it is!
So I think I will concentrate on under the hood instead.
I would like to keep Walley's copedent,
and change the C6 side to Zane Kings E6/9 copedent. Is this even possible? without a lot of reconstruction?
Here is the current copedent on the guitar.












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George Webb


From:
Mississauga, Ont, CAN
Post Posted 11 May 2016 9:18 am     ... and yet another beauty. Here's ZB #1167 Reply with quote

I bought this ZB, serial # 1167, used in 1976 in Oakville, Ontario.

It originally had 1 Knee and 5 pedals near the middle of the body.

Thanks to Ed Naylor back in 2001 or so, I've had parts for 3 more knee levers and have finally spent some time working on the guitar. ... still a work in progress.

It sounds great !

It plays well except for poor return of lowered 4th string and hearing mechanical noise.

The 4th knee lever is next, then modify the nut rollers with smaller axle and bearings, and mechanically isolate the p/u.

I'm assuming from info on Sonny Curtis's # 1163 that my guitar may be from 1968 or 69. Any info appreciated.

Cheers,
George Webb




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Josh Rossow


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Mchenry, Illinois
Post Posted 11 May 2016 10:07 am     Reply with quote

Very Nice George! Love to see these old ZB's
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George Webb


From:
Mississauga, Ont, CAN
Post Posted 11 May 2016 10:22 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Josh,
Yours looks pretty sweet.
I've enjoyed this thread for a long time ... these guitar finishes are such a bonus!
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Ben Elder


From:
La Crescenta, California, USA
Post Posted 11 May 2016 11:44 am     Zane Red Reply with quote

Somehow PARADE Magazine and Entertainment Tonight failed to mention that this was International Red '60s ZB week, but I guess I'd better jump in.




This was seen previously on the Forum up for sale last year in January, then a few months later. Equipped for up to 8 pedals. This one is #1072 from May 1967 if I recall Greg Jones' research.

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International Red '60s ZB week continues (5/14/16) with this D-11 (s/n 0300) for sale at Carter Vintage Instruments in Nashville:



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Charlie Hansen


From:
Halifax, NS Canada and Zephyrhills,FL
Post Posted 11 May 2016 11:53 am     Re: ... and yet another beauty. Here's ZB #1167 Reply with quote

Hey George,
I love the work you did on Wade's CD. Great stuff. Used to play with Wade years ago. Played with you a time or two as well.


George Webb wrote:
I bought this ZB used in 1976 in Oakville, Ontario.

It originally had 1 Knee and 5 pedals near the middle of the body.

Thanks to Ed Naylor back in 2001 or so, I've had parts for 3 more knee levers and have finally spent some time working on the guitar. ... still a work in progress.

It sounds great !

It plays well except for poor return of lowered 4th string and hearing mechanical noise.

The 4th knee lever is next, then modify the nut rollers with smaller axle and bearings, and mechanically isolate the p/u.

I'm assuming from info on Sonny Curtis's # 1163 that my guitar may be from 1968 or 69. Any info appreciated.

Cheers,
George Webb


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B. Greg Jones


From:
Middleport, Ohio USA
Post Posted 11 May 2016 2:55 pm     Reply with quote

George, If your guitar is #1163 then it was invoiced on Dec. 17th 1968 to Sonny Curtis. I know Sonny was a ZB dealer and took orders right from the stage when he worked for George Jones.

Greg
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Carl Heatley


From:
Morehead City,NC
Post Posted 11 May 2016 3:03 pm     Reply with quote

Bonnie...Thanks for the info...I should be starting on this project in the next couple of weeks!.
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