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Jim Fogarty

Phila, Pa, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 8:52 pm     Reply with quote

No affiliation here. I just saw this oddity on another message board, and figured someone here might know about it, be interested, or know if it's phony. I never heard of this......

Whaddya think?
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Eric Philippsen

Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 3:26 am     Reply with quote

Interesting. An 8-string on a student model body with A+B pedals. Later, LeGrande pedals. Never seen one quite like it.

Changed pickup. Not quite sure if the stand-up feature is original. Those pedal rods are sure long.
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Ken Byng

Southampton, England
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

That's like no Emmons that I have ever set my eyes on. Looks very home made to me. The Emmons student guitars that I've seen had a bona fide push pull changer. This one hasn't. The holes on the end plate look as though they have been drilled by someone who has has drunk 2 bottles of Scotland's finest!

Although it has some genuine Emmons parts on it, the guitar has all of the hallmarks of a home made job.

Show Pro D10 - amber (8+6), Show Pro D10 - blueburst (9+5) Infinity SD10 (4+5) Sho-Bud Pro 111 Custom (8+6), Emmons black Push-Pull D10 (8+5), Zum D10 (8x8), Hudson pedal resonator. Telonics TCA-500, Webb 614-E,

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Stan Schober

Cahokia, Illinois, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 6:53 pm     Reply with quote

Looks as if someone butchered down a GS-10.

The changer certainly LOOKS like a GS-10 with the push sections removed and replaced with spacers.

The endplates are homemade to change the leg angle, otherwise, this thing would have the footprint of an ElDorado... And since the lowers have been removed, he only drilled the holes for the raises.

The wiring, pickguard, fretboard, and nameplate all appear to be GS-10, also.
Emmons S-8 P/P,DeArmond 40. Slowly drifting back towards sanity.
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Stu Schulman

Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 6:58 am     Reply with quote

It's like the Emmons equivalent of the Sho-Bud that Don Warden played with Porter and Dolly.
Desert Rose S-10 4+5,any amp that isn't broken.Steel Seat.Com seats...Licking paint chips off of Chinese toys continously since the mid 50's
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