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Patrick Thornhill


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Austin Texas, USA
Post Posted 8 Jan 2018 7:06 pm     Reply with quote

Definitely not mine (wish they were) but there‘s a JCH and - hold onto your hats - a Bigsby that were just listed on Reverb for y‘all big spenders out there....

https://applink.reverb.com/item/8811934-jch-pedal-steel-guitar-d10-8-and-4-1990s-rosewood


https://applink.reverb.com/item/8813016-bigsby-pedal-steel

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Jay Kardong


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Seattle, Washington
Post Posted 8 Jan 2018 8:54 pm     Reply with quote

Might have to make a trip down to Portland just to see the Bigsby. Not often you find one let alone one for sale.
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 9 Jan 2018 11:56 pm     Cherry Bigsby? Reply with quote

I'm not sure from the Photos, but that Bigsby sure looks like Cherry wood to me.
Also where are that guys legs?


Think I may have read somewhere that Paul Bigsby did build one or more from Cherry wood, but can't remember for sure and I'm no expert.
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Chris Scruggs


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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 11:31 am     Reply with quote

It is Cherry! A few Bigsby steels were made with Cherry wood, including Ernie Ball's S-10.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 11:50 am     Reply with quote

Here is a past forum thread about chuck Gillette which mentions the Bigsby https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=80263&sid=3ba94106b858bbbb41592c0fa0c5529b

and another https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=204912&sid=ba137d86d42b29473b54a10178f83769

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=88691&sid=fef2a914984a2efd7576e2432f610114
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 4:55 pm     Thanks to Chris & Bill. Reply with quote

Thanks to Chris & Bill.
Your posts were good.
After I posted my comment I looked up in the Bigsby book (Should have done that first) and saw the Ernie Ball steel and guess that's where I'd seen a cherry wood one before.

To Bill goes a special thanks for those links, very interesting and I've book marked the pages to read more carefully when I'm fully awake. It's still early morning on this side of the big ball.

Would be good to know the total number of Cherry steels he built just because I find the man so interesting. Myself I worked with cherry many times in cabinet making but never really liked the wood enough to use it in an instrument. Think if ever I could afford a Bigsby I'd want it to be a birdseye maple one. Very Happy
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Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Todd Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
Todd Clinesmith Triple 8 Console Ordered.
Korean D'Angelico EX-SS Electric Single Cutaway.
Morrell 8 string lap steel in E7th. Resophonic by Edwin Root.


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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 5:06 pm     Reply with quote

Not to distract from the thread but Andy, you just made me remember something. When I was small, my dad cut down a Cherry tree and was determined to build something with it. We moved that log (it was big) from house to house, even moving it across the state. And after he died, my mom had to throw it out. Everytime I think if holding on to something that I'll get to one day, I think about that log.
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