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Edward Pilcer


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New Jersey, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2019 1:53 pm    
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Hi - I just picked this one up. there are no markings on the steel, no serial number. I does have 2 letters (GS) next to the volume control. The case has Mueller Music School Bensenville Illinois on the front.

Can you help me and tell me exactly what I bought?

Thank you
Ed


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Steve Wilson


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Morgan Hill, California, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2019 2:06 pm    
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Don't recognize the pickup, but that is the same fretboard National used on their late 30s/early 40's New Yorkers. National was in Chicago at the time, Bensenville is close to Chicago. I am guessing the initials were put on by the owner.
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2019 2:33 pm    
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Wow, that looks pristine! Nice buy. Love the MOTS
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Noah Miller


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Rocky Hill, CT
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2019 2:53 pm    
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It's a Regal steel; this one has a different control layout but is otherwise similar. No telling how it acquired a National fretboard.


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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2019 3:53 pm    
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The Jackson Guldan Company in Ohio used a similar pickup on some of their Epitome lap steels. This one has a prewar Gibson bridge:
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2019 7:32 pm    
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The fret board is identical to my '50 New Yorker... Smile
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