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Ray Montee

Portland, Oregon
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

A gentleman in Tokyo, Japan and a great fan of JERRY BYRD named "Mitsu" something or another that also manufactured some guitars in Jerry's name.

Anyone know how to communicate with him?
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David Mason

Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 5:58 pm     Reply with quote

"Fuzzy" steel guitars, AKA Excel:

Why Fuzzy, a mystery...?
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Damir Besic

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Chris Templeton

The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 24 Oct 2017 4:29 am     Reply with quote

Ray, hello, I have visited Mitsuo several times in Tokyo (Tachikowa City) and is a great person. His english isn't fluid, but, if he still works at Fuzzy, his assistant's name is Wataru and speaks good english.

"The most expressive instrument"-Jerry Byrd
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Eamonn O\'Regan

Post Posted 24 Oct 2017 8:17 am     Excel pedal steel guitar Reply with quote

I own a 2005 SD-10 E9 Excel 3+5 guitar, bought used. It was custom built by Mitsuo Fujii in Tokyo for a very well known female English steelie. As a guitar, it's up there with the best- light weight, mechanically very smooth, a fine piece of high- precision engineering and has incredibly stable tuning. It has Gotoh tuning keys, is a 'standard' type ( non-keyless), has an inherently bright sound but I fitted it with a G L's 10-1 for a more 'vintage' sound. It sounds really good and is up there with many other steels I've heard and played. It's a keeper and is easy to haul around to gigs. These guitars don't appear to be well- known, I 'd say there are no more than a half- dozen in this country- and their modern line of Superb keyless instruments have had very good reviews on the US and UK forums. They are worthy of investigation as they are of very high quality indeed. Mitsuo Fujii is a mechanical engineer and a fine steelie and I have found him easy to communicate with.
Custom Excel SD-10 3+5 with G L's 10-1, Mullen SD-10 4+4, BJS bar, Dunlop picks, Goodrich Steel Driver, Goodrich 120 pedal, Peterson strobe tuner, tc Flashback delay pedal, Nashville 112 (with Eminence EPS-12"), Jan Sandvik pack-a-seat.

2") and Nashville 400 amps
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David Mason

Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 29 Oct 2017 7:14 pm     Reply with quote

Dave Easley, Emmons PP -> Excel, 'nuff said. I was temporary cuss-toadian of that blue "Jerry Byrd" D-8 that's drifted around the forum for a while, serial number FIVE, but 8 strings just lacks... a few trills & thrills for me. It sounded just like what it was - pedal steel template without the guts. The concept's fine, I now have a non-pedal Pedalmaster* D-10 which also sounds exactly like what it is, thrills, chills, spills....

Oops? tink dat PEE-PEE is broked!

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Malcolm McMaster

Beith Ayrshire Scotland
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 12:56 am     Reply with quote

Tried out these guitars at the Dallas show last year, amazingly well engineered and great sound. If I had money I would not hesitate to buy one as a great light weight second guitar. They were pretty reasonably priced.
MSA Millenium SD10, GK MB200, Sica 12inch speaker cab. Digitech RP150, Peterson Stroboflip tuner.Hilton volume pedal.
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