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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 25 Aug 2019 9:36 am    
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Hi all,

First, the fine print.

This is a late 60’s/early 70’s Fender 400 Console steel (most pedal steel parts not included) selling for $550 - shipping included to lower 48. I'll knock $100 off for local pickup. PayPal only (cash if local). This instrument is sold as-is and all sales final.

No trades please.

Interested buyers will be prioritized in the order they PM me. If I follow up with a reply and don't receive a response from a prospective buyer within 24 hours of attempting to contact him/her, I'll move on to the next person on the list. I'll update the results of this process in the thread so it's clear what's going on. The instrument is already packed and ready to ship (including plastic and bubble wrap on the inside of the case to keep pieces from moving around and pink panther rigid foam surrounding the outside of the case under the cardboard). Shipping will occur ASAP following final transfer of PayPal funds to my bank account (most likely anywhere from overnight to 48 hours of your payment).

Alright, with that out of the way…let’s see what we have here!

About 5 years ago I bought 2 nearly identical Fender 400’s. After disassembly and a deep Naphtha solvent cleaning of all metal pieces on both (including the changers and tuning pegs) I combined parts from both (and built a couple knee levers with some odds and ends from the Home Depot hardware aisle) and made my Super Fender 400 which I regularly play today. What’s left is this Fender 400 console steel!

Anyone who’s played one of these will tell you the pickup sounds amazing, especially when run through some effects. You could hear this by checking out my thread detailing my Super 400 playing on my last album and exactly where the solo’s are at: https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=346571&highlight= …or you could just listen to some Sneaky Pete!

The case is in surprisingly very good condition for an instrument of this age. The tone and volume pots have date stamps of 1965 & 1966 and there is no date written under the tuning tub so, as best as I can tell, it was either built in the late 60’s or early 70’s (the story goes Fender bought a boxcar load of these pots and used them for several years). Also interesting, Fender regularly reused serial numbers on these so they mean absolutely nothing in determining the date of manufacture.

On the minus side, it’s missing a wood screw on the volume/tone cover plate and another on the changer cover plate. One of the screws on the changer color plate is a different color than the rest. Some of the chrome string fingers have some discoloration which might be the beginning of rust? It's missing the fancy Fender "F" changer cover plate. You can see these issues in the pictures below.

It’s currently tuned to “high C6”, so low string to high:

A-C-E-G-A-C-E-G

Note: there are almost NO pedal steel specific parts included (other than the original changer and pedal kick board) so if you wanted to convert this back into one, you’d need to locate pedals, pedal rods, cables, a pulley block, turnbuckles, bellcranks, etc. The good news is this is an amazing sounding C6 console steel as it is and after playing it you may never want to convert it back into a pedal steel!

Thanks for looking,
Dennis













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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 25 Aug 2019 2:21 pm    
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For whomever purchases this guitar, I have some of the correct style original pedals and bell cranks available.
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Dennis Montgomery


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Western Washington
Post  Posted 30 Aug 2019 4:13 pm    
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 3 Sep 2019 1:17 pm    
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Heard from an interested party who was first in line, but they haven't responded to my last PM for over 24 hrs so I'm guessing they're no longer interested. If I'm wrong, please contact me by end of today (Tuesday). If I don't hear back, the 400 goes back to first come first served Winking

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D
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Dennis Montgomery


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Western Washington
Post  Posted 10 Sep 2019 5:02 pm     Price Drop to $550
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 8:38 am    
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 7:41 am    
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Currently working with a buyer...
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Fred Bova


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 11:23 pm    
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I sent you a PM about the 400 Console
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Dennis Montgomery


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Western Washington
Post  Posted 17 Sep 2019 9:20 am    
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Hi all,

I've had several contacts from prospective buyers since posting this ad, however, no one has followed this part of my selling policy as clearly stated at the top of my original post:

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If I follow up with a reply and don't receive a response from a prospective buyer within 24 hours of attempting to contact him/her, I'll move on to the next person on the list


At this point I responded to the most recent prospective buyer over 24 hours ago and the 2nd most recent prospect over 30 hours ago and have not received a response from either by forum post, PM or email. Apologies to anyone who thought they were the primary buyer, but I stated my 24 hour contact policy clearly and I haven't heard from you.

So Fred, you're now on top of the list. PM sent.
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 17 Sep 2019 9:49 am    
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Update:

Fred decided to pass so it's back to square one. Next person to contact me is #1 on the list Winking

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Post  Posted 19 Sep 2019 8:07 am    
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Currently working with a buyer.
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Dennis Montgomery


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Post  Posted 19 Sep 2019 11:25 am    
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Terms agreed upon...processing payment Smile
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