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Dave Zirbel


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Sebastopol, CA USA
Post  Posted 14 Mar 2019 11:48 am    
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One of these popped up for sale in town. I'm not familiar with these guitars or the brand. Does anyone have any opinions and experience with these?

https://reverb.com/item/1733961-superior-lap-steel-weissenborn

Thanks!
Dave Z
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Mar 2019 11:53 am    
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I have one and I like it.
Good bang for the buck. Very Happy
Erv
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David Venzke


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SE Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 14 Mar 2019 12:20 pm    
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I own one, too. I changed a few things like the funky flared nut and I installed different tuners (similar to the ones on the guitar you are considering). The string spacing is a bit wider on these, but I like it. Mine is a spruce top with palo escrito sides and back (probably has a different sound than the one you're looking at). They (Berkeley Instrument Exchange) still sell these for about $1200 new.

They are hand crafted in Mexico, and like Erv I find mine to be good bang for the buck.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Mar 2019 12:28 pm    
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David,
I also had to have the flared nut corrected.
I have two pickups on mine, a Sunrise magnetic pickup and another pickup underneath the bridge.
I have a stereo jack so I can run a stereo cord to my Marshall acoustic amp and put the signal into two different channels and adjust the input. Very good sound. Very Happy
Erv
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Dave Zirbel


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Sebastopol, CA USA
Post  Posted 14 Mar 2019 10:41 pm    
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This is actually the one I’m looking at:



“make / manufacturer: Superior
model name / number: Weissenborn style
All Hand Made of all solid Woods in Mexico
Solid Cedar Top
Solid Palo Escrito Rosewood Back and Sides
Rosewood Fingerboard
Matte Nitrocellulose lacquer Finish
635 mm Scale Length
55 mm at the Nut
15″ at the Lower Bout
10 1/2″ at the Upper Bout
3″ Depth
Price Includes a Hard Shell Case
Has some play wear, see pics. Comes with LR Baggs M1 pick up. Wired with end pin jack to plug and play. Also capo pictured.”
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 15 Mar 2019 7:41 am    
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I think you'll like it. Very Happy
Erv
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David Venzke


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SE Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 15 Mar 2019 8:22 am    
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Oooo ... a cedar top, Grover tuners, rope binding, M1 installed ... what's not to like about that?

When I got mine, I was surprised how light they are. Mine only weighs 3 pounds.
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Dave Zirbel


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Sebastopol, CA USA
Post  Posted 15 Mar 2019 9:20 am    
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He wants only $600 for it. Shows a little wear...Looks like a good deal!

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