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Larry Ray Miller


From:
Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 22 Feb 2011 9:50 am     Reply with quote

I have seen this question ask, and answered several times. I still don't understand how to interpet the serial number on my MSA Classic. The serial number is 2C1885. It is a double 10 with walnut formica. I would like to know when it was built, and any additional infornmation available. I know it was built between 1971, and 1983. I bought it on e-bay from a man in Loiisanna. Any information will be appreciated.

Larry Ray Miller
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Reece Anderson


From:
Keller Texas USA
Post Posted 22 Feb 2011 5:14 pm     Reply with quote

Larry.....MSA records show serial number 2C1885 to be a rosewood double 10 which left the factory with 8 pedals and 2 knee levers. It was originally shipped to our distributor at the time who was located in Chicago. They would of course sold it to a music dealer, but our tracking ends in Chicago. Your guitar was born on Feb.1st 1974.

Thank you for playing an MSA.
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Allan Jirik


From:
West Bloomfield Michigan, USA
Post Posted 22 Feb 2011 9:30 pm     Reply with quote

Reece, I'm sorry I know you have better things to do than look up serial numbers but... I have an S-12 Classic 1C2167. I'm the 2nd owner, I believe the steel was purchased originally in New York. Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks, Allan
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Larry Ray Miller


From:
Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2011 6:35 am     Thanks Reece Reply with quote

Thanks Reece for the information. The previous owner had taken it apart for cleaning, and mostly put it back together. After two days installing screws, and rods, and a lot of adjusting the steel in working fine. It is well built, and in good shape, especially for the age. Thank you for building such a good insturment.
Larry
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Reece Anderson


From:
Keller Texas USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2011 11:03 am     Reply with quote

Larry M...You're very welcome and thank you for playing an MSA.

Allan J....It's always a pleasure to have the opportunity to provide information concerning MSA guitars.

1C2167 shows to be a rosewood single 12 which left the factory with 5 pedals and 4 knee levers. It too was shipped to our distributor in Chicago and sold to a music store. Your guitar was born on March 27th 1974.
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Sammie King


From:
Kansas, USA
Post Posted 27 Feb 2011 2:30 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Reece, I would like to know about the MSA D-10 I've had for years (2C5216), and the S-12 I just aquired (1C3710). I understand that the S-12 was modified. Thanks in advance.
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Reece Anderson


From:
Keller Texas USA
Post Posted 28 Feb 2011 9:37 pm     Reply with quote

Sammie K....2C5216 shows to be a walnut color double 10 which left the factory with 8 pedals and 4 knee levers. It was originally shipped to Peavey Electronics in Meridian Miss. The exact date of completion was not entered into record, however production records state it was completed in June of 1976.

Serial number 1C3710 shows to be a white tidewood single 10 which left the factory with 5 pedals and 4 knee levers. There is of course a discrepancy concerning the number of strings shown in our record entry and the number of strings on the guitar. I can only guess it to be likely an invalid record entry was made by MSA. It was originally shipped to our distributor at the time who was located in Chicago. This guitar was completed on November 5th 1974.
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Joe Cook


From:
Whidbey Island, Washington, USA
Post Posted 2 Mar 2011 2:32 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Reece, I would like to know if you have any info on my MSA Classic XL D10 serial no. 2C5966. I also want to thank you for making such an excellent instrument. I love my MSA. I started on a Red Baron which I still have. It served me well when I was just starting out.
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Reece Anderson


From:
Keller Texas USA
Post Posted 3 Mar 2011 8:35 am     Reply with quote

Joe C......Your MSA shows to be a dark blue double 10 which left the factory with 8 and 4. It was originally shipped to Ralph Hanzel Music in West Allis Wisconsin. Sorry, but the specific date of completion was not entered into record.

Thank you for being a long time MSA owner/player.
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Barry Walker


From:
Portland, OR
Post Posted 27 Jan 2013 1:53 pm     another serial number inquiry Reply with quote

Hi Reece. I'm considering buying a S-10 MSA pedal steel that is listed on ebay right now. Serial number 1C5233. Any info on this one?

Thanks,
Barry
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Tyler Servatius


From:
British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 28 Jan 2013 6:24 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Reece, I'm about to buy an MSA Classic #2C5105, my first functioning steel, and wondered what info you have on it?
Thanks
Tyler S
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Reece Anderson


From:
Keller Texas USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2013 10:20 am     Reply with quote

Barry W....Serial number 1C5233 shows to be a walnut color single 10 which left the factory with 3 pedals and 4 knee levers. it was originally shipped to Bill Payne's Music in Florida. The guitar was born on November 7th 1976.

Tyler S....2C5105 shows to be double 10 SS. It was originally shipped to the Music Mart in Georgia. Even though the specific date of completion was not entered into record, they do specify it as being completed in March of 1976.
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Robert Hosler


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 4 Feb 2014 2:12 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Reese, Just bought my first steel which is a MSA and I think a Classic. It sounds great, but I have been trying to find any info on it I can. Can you please help? Very much appreciated. SN 1C346
Thank You
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John Scanlon


From:
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 4 Feb 2014 2:23 pm     Reply with quote

Robert Hosler wrote:
Hi Reese, Just bought my first steel which is a MSA and I think a Classic. It sounds great, but I have been trying to find any info on it I can. Can you please help? Very much appreciated. SN 1C346
Thank You

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John Scanlon


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Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 4 Feb 2014 2:25 pm     Reply with quote

I'm sure there are many who can help here, but you may want to try fellow forum member Mike Perlowin, an expert in all things MSA.
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Michael Remming


From:
Kimberly, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 4 Feb 2014 7:11 pm     Reply with quote

Robert,
I read somewhere that Kyle Bennett, @ MSA, has the serial # records now.
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Robert Hosler


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 5 Feb 2014 4:50 pm     Reply with quote

Very sorry to hear about Reese. I'm new to the site and didn't know. Thanks for letting me know and for the help. It's much appreciated.
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