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Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2013 6:08 pm     Reply with quote

Saw this at Gryphon in Palo Alto the other day. Didn't have time to plug it in but it sure is unique and striking for looks alone.

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Mitch Druckman


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2013 8:18 am     Reply with quote

Wow!
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Mitch Druckman


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Post Posted 14 Nov 2013 8:18 am     Reply with quote

double post

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Ron Whitfield


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Kaaawa, Hawaii, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2013 12:25 pm     Reply with quote

My fave part of this steel is the 1/4 round bridge, an early and simple design but very effective unless sitting on top of thick MOTS.
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Al Terhune


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Newcastle, WA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2013 11:27 am     Reply with quote

A few years ago I had and later sold (not because I didn't like it) the red version. Magnatones seem to consistently have very clear, open and vibrant pickups/tone, and this one was no exception.
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Dennis Smith


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Covington, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2013 3:00 pm     Reply with quote

Looks simllar to this one at Guitar Center Vintage.
Nice looking guitars
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Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2013 1:26 pm     Reply with quote

Well, wish me luck. I just bought this wacky guitar.

Over the years I've been lucky to own and play an Asher, Rickenbacher, Fender, Gibson and assorted other electric steels. I sold 'em all and have been playing only acoustic for the last few years. For some reason I don't understand, this relatively cheap, not highly coveted little guitar speaks to me. When it arrives and I plug it in, I hope it won't say "What the hell were you thinking?"
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2013 2:39 pm     Reply with quote

You should love it, Andy. This was my first lap steel, bought with a matching amplifier (also in bowling ball blue).
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Paul Arntson


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 23 Nov 2013 3:40 pm     Reply with quote

Andy, was that the one for a really good price shipping from Washington state?
If so, I tried it and it was sweet.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 23 Nov 2013 6:12 pm     Reply with quote

Nope. Palo Alto, CA.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 26 Nov 2013 1:02 pm     Reply with quote

Arrived today! A really cool, quality guitar with an equally nice (odorless!) case. The pickup has a rich, dynamic open sound with a bit of bloom to the attack on single notes. All-in-all a nicer old step than I expected. Remember when America built products with pride?

Time to shake off the C6th cobwebs!
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