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John Rogers

 

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Maywood, Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2014 7:28 pm    
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I've gotten a few different answers on this in the past and I'd like to find out for sure what MSA I have. It was damaged in a flood, lost the decals, therefore the model. It's refinished and plays fine - but I don't remember the name on the front. The SN is 2C5991.

Anybody ?

Thanks
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Quentin Hickey

 

Post  Posted 25 Mar 2014 7:52 pm    
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WAAAY ahead of mine,

Mines a 2C1624 and its a 73-74
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2014 11:18 pm    
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Is it lacquer or mica? Does it have a double or triple raise changer? Does the neck extend all the way to the pickup well or is the pickup surrounded by aluminum? Is the fretboard silkscreened, or is it an external piece fastened to the beck?

Can you post pictures?
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Quentin Hickey

 

Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 3:31 am    
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I see he has msa xl listed in his equipment. If thats it than its a late 70'S lacquer model with a triple raise.
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 3:38 am    
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Either send Kyle Bennett a message or wait til he sees this. MSA has GREAT communications, and they have retained almost all of their records. Kyle will know (or have access to) model, original configuration, birthdate and original owner.
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Kyle Bennett

 

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Dallas, TX USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 4:56 am    
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John,
Our records show MSA serial #2C5991 was built in August, 1976. It was a Classic D-10 XL. It had 8 pedals, and 4 knee levers. The original color was yellow.
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Quentin Hickey

 

Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 7:33 am    
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Kyle,

do you have any info on my classic? Its a 2C1624.

Quentin
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Kyle Bennett

 

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Dallas, TX USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 9:25 am    
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Quentin,
Our records show MSA Steel guitar Classic D-10, serial # 2C1624 was built December 19, 1973. It had 8 pedals and 2 knee levers. The original color was Rose mica.
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 10:50 am    
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Kyle: It's great to see a very Reese like responsiveness living on at MSA.
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Gerald Smith

 

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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 12:13 pm     Msa
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Kyle, I have two MSA guitars I would like the history on, one is 2C 3190, and the other is 2C 5576, Thanks so much.
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Quentin Hickey

 

Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 2:54 pm    
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Thank you Kyle.
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John Rogers

 

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Maywood, Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2014 7:31 pm    
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Yes thank you very much Kyle.

Mine was natural maple, clear finish. The finish got beat up as it was in a flood in about 1986 or so. Lost the decals and the silkscreen frets. Got a crack which I repaired. I took it all apart, cleaned and polished it, had it professionally painted, and reassembled it. It's a great guitar I think.

It's mercedes maroon now. I wish it was black.
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Converted to SD10 3 & 4 in 2010
Peavey N112
Hilton Volume Pedal
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Kyle Bennett

 

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Dallas, TX USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2014 4:28 am    
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Gerald,
Our records show that MSA serial #2C3190, Classic D-10, 8 pedals, 2 knee levers, was built August 16, 1974. The color was Rose mica.
MSA serial #2C5576 Classic D-10, 8 pedals, 4 knee levers, was built March 15, 1977. The color was Burgany.
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