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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jun 2015 8:48 am    
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This guitar is named the "Tank". It's got a neat history. It was purchased sometime in '69 by Jerry Lee Lewis himself directly from Emmons for his steel player, Ned Davis. Ned used this guitar on all of JLL's country albums from '69 to '72. Then Ned went on to play with Eddie Rabbitt. Ned passed away in the late '90s and his estate auctioned the guitar. Larry Bell got the guitar from the auction and had Mike Cass restore it. Does anybody know what ever happened to The Tank? Brad Sarno told me he sold it about 10 years back and doesn't know it's whereabouts. I'd love to see more pictures of this amazing axe!!

The guitar was once a fatback, but was cut and the end plate was changed, so unfortunately there is no serial number on this guitar.


http://youtu.be/UAbMs9EvUlY

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Tommy Detamore


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Post  Posted 25 Jun 2015 3:38 am    
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I don't know about the guitar, but I have wondered if this might have been Ned's road case for it. It would have been made years later than 1969 though. I wonder if the case might be from Ned's Eddie Rabbitt days? It does fit my '69 PP like a glove.



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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 25 Jun 2015 5:49 am    
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Heck ya Tommy that's cool stuff!!

Tommy Detamore wrote:
I don't know about the guitar, but I have wondered if this might have been Ned's road case for it. It would have been made years later than 1969 though. I wonder if the case might be from Ned's Eddie Rabbit days? It does fit my '69 PP like a glove.



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Tommy Detamore


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Post  Posted 25 Jun 2015 5:51 am    
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I know one thing. That case is a tank by itself! 44 lbs empty. 93 lbs with my PP inside. YIKES!
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Bill Terry


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Post  Posted 26 Jun 2015 4:45 am    
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Wow that case looks familiar.. Smile My back remembers it well..
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 26 Jan 2016 6:44 pm    
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Henry Matthews


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Post  Posted 27 Jan 2016 8:09 am    
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I met Ned in the late 80's or maybe early 90's at a concert that our band did a warm up act for the Eddie Rabbit show and thinking it was in Denton Texas. Ned was playing a push pull like that guitar so assuming that was it. Ned is a super nice guy and spent some time with him while he showed me the steel ride to, "On Second Thought". Ned plays with his thumb and 3rd and 4th fingers and does a great job.
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 27 Jan 2016 8:41 am    
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Henry Matthews wrote:
I met Ned in the late 80's or maybe early 90's at a concert that our band did a warm up act for the Eddie Rabbit show and thinking it was in Denton Texas. Ned was playing a push pull like that guitar so assuming that was it. Ned is a super nice guy and spent some time with him while he showed me the steel ride to, "On Second Thought". Ned plays with his thumb and 3rd and 4th fingers and does a great job.


Yeah, he definitely had a unique picking style, if you notice in the video link, his picks are on his thumb, 3rd and 4th fingers.
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John Macy

 

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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2016 12:08 pm    
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"This guitar is on every Eddie Rabbit release. "

Wasn't it mostly Sonny Garrish and some Hal Rugg on those big hits when he broke out??
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2016 12:10 pm    
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John Macy wrote:
"This guitar is on every Eddie Rabbit release. "

Wasn't it mostly Sonny Garrish and some Hal Rugg on those big hits when he broke out??


Corrected John. I was quoting someone else.
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John Macy

 

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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2016 2:30 pm    
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I'm sure it would have sounded great, though... Smile Awesome guitar, and I always heard great things about Ned...
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Jack Goodson

 

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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2016 5:51 pm     The tank
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This is not the tank, but I got it from the person that owns the tank. The serial number on this guitar is....1866 d.... The tank belongs to mr. Bill from Montgomery Alabama. He said that it could be for sale for the right price (but it will not be cheap)....thanks jack
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2016 5:56 pm     Re: The tank
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Jack Goodson wrote:
This is not the tank, but I got it from the person that owns the tank. The serial number on this guitar is....1866 d.... The tank belongs to mr. Bill from Montgomery Alabama. He said that it could be for sale for the right price (but it will not be cheap)....thanks jack


Thanks Jack! I appreciate it!
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Jack Goodson

 

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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2016 7:40 am     info on tank
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i have had several inquiries about the tank....it belongs to bill cook (bill is the president of the asga (alabama steel guitar assoc). or i beleive he is a forum member, you also contact him here....thanks jack
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chris ivey


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2016 10:07 am     Re: 69 Emmons p/p D-10 Rosewood Mica(The Tank)
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Alex Wilcox wrote:
It was purchased in early '69 by Jerry Lee Lewis himself directly from Emmons It was made within months of Buddy's famous "Blade" and it looks just like it.

i thought the blade was a '67...
what was it..late '68?
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2016 11:45 am     Re: 69 Emmons p/p D-10 Rosewood Mica(The Tank)
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http://steelguitarforum.com/Forum5/HTML/004165.html

This is where that information was taken from.
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Alex Wilcox

 

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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2016 11:53 am     Re: 69 Emmons p/p D-10 Rosewood Mica(The Tank)
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chris ivey wrote:
Alex Wilcox wrote:
It was purchased in early '69 by Jerry Lee Lewis himself directly from Emmons It was made within months of Buddy's famous "Blade" and it looks just like it.

i thought the blade was a '67...
what was it..late '68?


I stand corrected, it was referring to the end plate on The Tank when Larry Bell got it(which wasn't the original). Thanks Chris. But yes, The Blade is a '68.
http://www.buddyemmons.com/_board/000002b8.htm
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Henry Matthews


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2016 9:47 am    
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I wouldn't care who bought it or who played it or has played it, so, why wouldn't it be priced with in line with all other push pulls, if it were for sale. Probably cheaper because it has been drastically altered from a fat back to a cut out.

I've got what I think is Lloyds old JCH or one of his JCH's, anybody wanna give $10,000 for it.
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Jack Goodson

 

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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2016 9:55 am     price of tank
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first of all henry as far as i know the guitar has not been priced, i was just quoting what the owner said. i really don't see where it is necessary to post about price....thanks jack
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Henry Matthews


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2016 11:40 am    
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I understand Jack, I was really just venting because some people ask enormous prices for some steels just because so and so owned. What I really did was open my mouth when I should have just kept quite,Smile The older I get, the more I do that, thanks.
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D-10 1971 Emmons cut tail, glossy rosewood, 8&4
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