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chas smith


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Post  Posted 18 Jul 2017 10:50 pm    
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This is an Emmons D-11(on a D-10 body) cut tail, 10 peds and 5 knees, built by Fred Trogdon in 1969, serial# 1398D. There were four D-11’s and this one was made for Bernie Watruba, who graciously sent me a note about the guitar and said that it had great tone and he wished he had never let it go. Bernie sold it to Hank Eldridge in the early 80’s. The guitar is at Steel Guitars of North Country: http://www.steelguitars.me

I’ve lowered the price to $5800.

Please contact Jim Palenscar:
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Bob Watson


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Post  Posted 19 Jul 2017 12:58 am    
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Chas, I remember seeing Bernie Watruba playing this Emmons back in the mid 1970's at a bar called Nashville North in East Peoria IL. Bernie is a tremendous musician and sounded great on this Emmons. The second I saw the topic "1969 Emmons D-11 PP", I knew it had to be the same steel I saw back then. There couldn't have been too many P/P Emmons 11 string steels made.
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Skip Edwards

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jul 2017 6:57 am    
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I've played this gtr, and it's awesome. Having that low E string on your E9 neck is just beyond cool...especially if you play in a 4 piece band.
Good luck with the sale, Chas...
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 19 Jul 2017 8:06 am    
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In addition to having 11 string necks, it also has 10 foot pedals. Whoa!
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Jon Zimmerman

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jul 2017 9:20 am     Only D-11 of its kind
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I shoulda known it belonged to you, Chas. I was guessing it was a Greg Leisz (sp) castoff on my 1st visit to the Palenscar stable..drooling heavy since I play a D-11 Fessy frequently. Chas, I would guess you have discarded enough strings by now to have woven your own set of steel-belted tires!
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Jerry Erickson

 

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Post  Posted 19 Jul 2017 6:46 pm    
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It was most likely around 1978 when Bernie was in East Peoria. I was living in Denver and had bought a D12 push-pull from John Macy, The band I was playing in, was from IL and went back to IL to play a few times a year. Bernie was working with some friends at the Nashville North bar in E.Peoria and our band showed up to see our friends play, as those bars were open 'til 4AM. I told Bernie that I'd bought an Emmons D-12 with 11 and 10 and he thought that that was the string setup. I took him a while to understand that the guitar had 11 knees and 10 floor pedals!
Cool guitar,Chas. Bernie was a fine player.
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Abe Levy


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Post  Posted 21 Jul 2017 1:03 pm    
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Incredible guitar!
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chas smith


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Encino, CA, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jul 2017 10:13 pm    
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Back to the top. Because this guitar has 11 strings on a 10 string body, it sounds really good. I almost never played the bottom E on the E9 neck, but just having it there added a presence.
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John McClung


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2017 9:28 pm    
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Bump for my buddy Chas. My Mullen D12's C6 i have strung as 11 string, so this guitar allows C6 plus high G and the D on top, great tuning.
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2017 11:47 pm    
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pm sent
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chas smith


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Encino, CA, USA
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2018 10:42 pm    
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The guitar is now $6000.
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Abe Levy


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2018 4:58 pm    
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Amazing guitar.
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chas smith


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Post  Posted 27 Sep 2018 12:38 pm    
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This guitar is still for sale.
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Michael J Thomas

 

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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 28 Sep 2018 4:40 pm    
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Is this possibly a wrap around cabinet/body?
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chas smith


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Encino, CA, USA
Post  Posted 28 Sep 2018 8:15 pm    
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Michael, no, this is a 1969 cut tail. The only D-11 wraparound, made for Bill Echols, is out in my studio.
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Doug Palmer


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 29 Sep 2018 5:21 am     D-11
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That is the first time I heard Fred Trogdon mentioned in a long time. He was a wonderful man and an unsung hero of the steel guitar world. I have only seen one eleven string guitar and the low E is a great idea!
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chas smith


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Post  Posted 29 Oct 2018 9:35 pm    
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D-11, back top the top.
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Junior Knight


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Post  Posted 2 Nov 2018 3:51 pm    
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Any trading?
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chas smith


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Post  Posted 2 Nov 2018 7:24 pm    
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Junior, I can't trade, I have to pay the bills, but thank you for asking.
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Junior Knight


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Post  Posted 2 Nov 2018 8:03 pm    
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yes sir I understand that
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chas smith


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Encino, CA, USA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 10:08 pm    
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D-11 Emmons back to the top again. How about $5800, anyone interested?
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Jerry Horch


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Alva, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 17 Sep 2020 4:56 am     Guitar
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like to see Skaggs re do something like this.....it would be a jewel.
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