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Damir Besic


From:
Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:13 am     Reply with quote

I received this little S10 Excel from the forumite Billy Carr yesterday, it was described as in good condition with only a few scuffs on the pedal bar from the volume pedal...there was no pictures because his camera is broken, so I assumed I will get a nice Excel with a few scuffs on the pedal bar, so when I opened the case this is what was in it











obviously guitar will have to be taken completely apart, stripped, and refinished, fortunately good friend of mine Mike Skaggs offers his help, so I'm sure this guitar will look great, and shine again like new in no time.... I will be posting pictures of this project so everyone interested can follow the progress of restoring this poor abused, and almost completely destroyed guitar....


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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

Completely unacceptable and a blantant rip off...
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Henry Matthews


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Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:39 am     Reply with quote

I believe someone mistook the guitar for a kitchen counter top and tried a refinish job. What the heck is that screwed to back apron? That is pitiful.
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Damir Besic


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:40 am     Reply with quote

Mike Scaggs wrote:
Completely unacceptable and a blantant rip off...


and I thought that little U12 Carter with snowflakes stickers was bad lol ...
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Andy De Paule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:41 am     No respect Reply with quote

Some people have no respect for their instruments.
Trashed a very good guitar by a master builder.
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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:46 am     Bad Reply with quote

Bottom line the guy is dishonest and should be dealt with accordingly. I have zero tolerance for this kind of thing.
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:59 am     Re: No respect Reply with quote

Andy De Paule wrote:
Some people have no respect for their instruments.
Trashed a very good guitar by a master builder.


with Mikes help I will fix this poor girl it will look like new again, I will lose money in the process (again lol) but it will be worth it to me, just to see it nice and shiny again....
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Andy De Paule


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:09 am     A capital offense? Reply with quote

Is the murder of a pedal steel a capital offense? Evil or Very Mad Whoa!
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Brandon Schafer


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Indiana, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:16 am     Reply with quote

Unbelievable. Such a sham. Such a shame. I'm sorry that happened to you Damir.
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Billy McCombs


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Bakersfield California, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:28 am     Reply with quote

Damir looks like Bob suspended this Guy from the Forum. How could any one think they could get away with this and not get caught on this Forum. Unbelievable. Sorry for your financial lose Damir.
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:42 am     Reply with quote

thanks guys, it will be ok, Im confident I can take care of it, and fix it.... it will be fun watching it getting back to where it was originally.... I will have Mikes help too.... we already have some ideas what to do, and how.... I get guitars all the time with dents or scratches here and there, but that's normal with used guitars, this is just little more then a scratch lol...
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Douglas Schuch


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St John, US Virgin Islands
Post Posted 7 May 2017 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

Damir, love your positive attitude - but please be more careful about buying "a pig in a poke" in the future. Sometimes it's just a bag of rattlesnakes!
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 3:13 pm     Excel Reply with quote

Ho-Lee-Chit!!! Great job of under coating. Ziebart or Tuff Coat Dynal. Would work good up here in Michigan winters and salt!!!!!
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Larry Carlson


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My Computer
Post Posted 7 May 2017 3:13 pm     Reply with quote

That is just sad.
I don't play pedal but I follow your posts because of the gorgeous instruments you put up on the site.
You appear to be a standup guy with a lot of pride in what you do.
I am sure that this guitar will eventually be beautiful, working perfectly and go to a deserving owner that will properly care for it.
You didn't deserve this but I know that guitar has a future.
Best of luck in your endeavors.
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Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:06 pm     Reply with quote

Does the note really say "received new 02/26/14 ?
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 4:20 pm     Reply with quote

thanks guys, and yes, thats what it says....I won't really know until I clean up the guitar and find a serial number .... if it's still there....
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 7 May 2017 11:30 pm     Reply with quote

Demir,You're a better man than I ,I Would demand my money back and he Billy Carr should be suspended from the forum,Good Luck.
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Hook Moore


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Post Posted 8 May 2017 1:43 am     Reply with quote

Wow, that's a mess.
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 8 May 2017 4:05 am     Reply with quote

Nice case.
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Greg Milton


From:
Melbourne, Australia
Post Posted 8 May 2017 4:09 am     Reply with quote

The old "my camera is broken" trick...
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Mike Scaggs


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 8 May 2017 8:00 am     ... Reply with quote

This needs to hit Facebook on all the Steel guitar groups to warn people of this thief and expose Billy Carr. This was/is a blatant ripoff and I for one take it personal.

The steel guitar community is small and we as steel players need to take care of one another and not steal from each other.

I am going to rebuild this guitar free of charge for Damir as a symbol of how we all should act and behave. Shame on you Billy Carr, you are a disgrace to the instrument and community and Karma will come around in a big way!
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 8 May 2017 8:29 am     Reply with quote

Good on you Mike. Smile

Clearly a mess, but how on earth did it get like this ?

Reckon they were going for the crinkle/hammered finish?

I used to own a real nice Williams D10 that I was told once belonged to Billy. He has bought and sold a lot of guitars here. So disappointing to see this.

I'm sorry this happened to you Damir.


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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 8 May 2017 8:44 am     Reply with quote

It's odd that the undercarriage still looks good.
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Billy McCombs


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Bakersfield California, USA
Post Posted 8 May 2017 8:48 am     Reply with quote

Damir is this one of those RED Belly's I've been hearing about.LOL
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 8 May 2017 9:00 am     Reply with quote

Billy McCombs wrote:
Damir is this one of those RED Belly's I've been hearing about.LOL


yes Sir, it is a custom red belly "sparkling edition" ...
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