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Bob Cox


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Buckeye State
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 1:14 pm    
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How long did they make the Millennium? Was it just the year 2000
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Darvin Willhoite


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Roxton, Tx. USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 7:10 pm    
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I bought mine in 2005, they quit building them soon after that.



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Mike Perlowin


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Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 9:12 pm    
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My purple one is from 2005. I'm not sure when the white one was made.
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Bob Cox


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Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 5:48 am    
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That single neck carbon fiber one had to be one of the lightest good sounding guitar I ever played. I recently spent 100.00 one way to fly my Emmons D19 to Dallas and everyone at the airport made remarks about the weight.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 7:35 am    
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Do you remember that when they first came out, some people called them Tupperware?
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Bill Duncan


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Lenoir, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 8:46 am    
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I love MSA guitars. They have always been innovative. To me, they will always have an association with Reece, who was an innovator, always accessible and wanting to help.
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David Wright


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Pilot Point ,Tx USA.
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 10:31 am    
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I got my first one in 03....

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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 10:46 am    
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Mike Perlowin wrote:
Do you remember that when they first came out, some people called them Tupperware?


"Some people"? That was mainly Bobbe Seymour. He was a character, for sure. And those who got to know him would probably expect such remarks. Oh Well
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 12:38 pm    
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Even the Peavey amp in the background is looking sideways at that guitar!
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 7:17 pm    
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Donny Hinson wrote:
Mike Perlowin wrote:
Do you remember that when they first came out, some people called them Tupperware?


"Some people"? That was mainly Bobbe Seymour. He was a character, for sure. And those who got to know him would probably expect such remarks. Oh Well


There was a lot of bad blood between Bobbe and Reece. Bobbe even put down Curly Chalker for playing an MSA.

It's too bad that these giants did not get along.
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Donny Hinson


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 7:33 am    
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Yeah, Bobbe was rather jealous of Reece (and other great players), and he had a problem with people who didn't like what he liked. Oh Well
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Bill Duncan


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Lenoir, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 9:08 am    
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Reece, was a very good person. After I got my MSA I had some self inflicted problems. I called, got Reece. He talked me through it and was never condescending, though my problem was of my own making. He also sent me some nylon tuners for free. I still have some. He called me back to check if I had it fixed.
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Mike Perlowin


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 9:22 am    
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Back when I was working on my Firebird Suite CD, I was afraid that nobody was going to like it. I feared that the classical music community would reject it because it was a steel guitar recording, and the steel guitar community would reject it because it's classical music.

I gave Reece some preliminary tapes, and he was extremely encouraging. There were times when I was tempted to give up, but Reece kept telling me I was on to something, and I should continue to work on the recording. He gave me a much needed shot in the arm.

When I felt it was time for a new steel, One if the reasons I bought another MSA was out of loyalty to him.
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Dustin Rigsby


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Parts Unknown, Ohio
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 11:45 am    
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I believe Bobbe and Reece buried the hatchet a few years ago...no sense digging up bones now.
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Johnny Cox


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Lives in Hallettsville Texas
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 2:28 pm    
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2002 was when they started the design process. I built the last D10 for Joan Cox in 2010.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 2:35 pm    
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Johnny, the guitar you built for me is an M3. What are the differences between it and the earlier models?

BTW, you did a great job. The guitar is terrific. I will never replace it.
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Darvin Willhoite


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Roxton, Tx. USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 6:39 pm    
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Johnny built my Patriot Millennium shown above, and did a great job on it too. It was set up perfectly when I got it, I got it on a Friday and played it with the praise band on Sunday morning and all I had to do was tweak the tuning just a little. It is still set up the way Johnny built it, I'm somewhat of a "tweaker" but I haven't changed a thing on this one. It still plays as good as it did the day I got it.
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Darvin Willhoite
MSA Millennium, Legend, and Studio Pro, Reese's restored Universal Direction guitar, as well as several older MSAs, and a bunch of amps, new and old.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 8:39 am    
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Dustin Rigsby wrote:
I believe Bobbe and Reece buried the hatchet a few years ago...no sense digging up bones now.


"...The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."

Bob Cox wrote:
How long did they make the Millennium? Was it just the year 2000


The Millennium (carbon-fiber) models were made from 2002 until 2011
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