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Dave Chambers


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 11 Dec 2017 6:01 am    
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New member here and don’t have a clue about playing a pedal steel. My wife and I have 2 Pedal Steel Guitars, 1 is an Emmons double neck and the other is a Sho-Bud double neck. These guitars were owned by her brother that passed away years ago and the have been stored in my office for at least 20 years. I have tried to find a serial number on the Emmons to find out how old it is and the value. The only number that have found is 6524. I will try to post some pictures later today.
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 11 Dec 2017 10:15 am    
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That is the serial number on the Emmons. It is not a date of production.

You might find a model number (61xx) on the Sho Bud stamped on the underside of the console at the headstock/nut end. If you find another number, here is a pretty good listing for identifying dates after 1971:
http://www.donblood.net/sho-bud-serial-numbers-and-build-dates.html


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Bill Moore


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Manchester, Michigan
Post  Posted 11 Dec 2017 11:09 am    
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I'm not an expert, but the 6xxx serial numbers were used in the early 1980's. I would guess this number is from about 1982-83.
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Dave Chambers


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 12 Dec 2017 11:06 am    
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I am going to try and post some pictures of the Emmons. If I can’t get them to load is there someone that I can share the with that can post them? Thanks in advance.








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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 12 Dec 2017 11:14 am    
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email sent.
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Henry Matthews


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Texarkana, Ark USA
Post  Posted 12 Dec 2017 11:10 pm    
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Bill Moore wrote:
I'm not an expert, but the 6xxx serial numbers were used in the early 1980's. I would guess this number is from about 1982-83.


Bill, you are correct and espicially with the Legrand style pedals. Think that is an 83. Great guitars. I think if you ordered one, you had he option of pedal styles. I've owned several and they play and sound great.
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D-10 1975 Emmons p/p Black Woodneck Bolt-on
LTD amp, Nashville 400 amp, Hilton pedal, BJS bar, Kyser picks, Live steel Strings. No effects, doodads or stomp boxes.
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Paul Sutherland


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Placerville, California
Post  Posted 12 Dec 2017 11:59 pm    
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Your steel is exactly like mine (#6698) except you have Sperzel tuners, which is a bit of an upgrade. I see very little wear on the pedals which tells me this steel hasn't been played much. My pedals have much more wear.

With a little general servicing (cleaning, lubing, new strings, and miscellaneous adjusting and tuning) that should be an excellent steel for a working musician.

I wish I was in a financial position to make you an offer.

Regarding it's value I suggest you look at the for sale section. You'll see a very similar Emmons, except it's black. The price on that steel is very reasonable. I'm surprised it hasn't already been sold at the asking price. I like the fake wood mica Emmons, but many people prefer black, so they perhaps fetch a bit higher prices.

The value is how much a buyer is willing to pay, and you are willing to sell for. There is no magic number. Are you in a hurry?
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Dave Chambers


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 13 Dec 2017 8:55 am    
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Thank you all for that information. I am not in a hurry to sell them. I will keep an eye on the market and see how that goes. Never know, I might just get my ambition up and start learning to play one.

Thanks again,
Dave
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