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Johnny Cox


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Lives in Nashville, Missin Texas
Post Posted 21 Sep 2011 7:40 pm     Reply with quote

I've only been involved with MSA since 2003 but I've loved the guitars for years. I remember when Paul Franklin played one with Barbara Mandrell. I played Curly Chalker's a few times and others from MSA's first era. Of coarse I believe that the MSA of today is the best pedal steel on the market, but I'm a tad partial. I would love to see as many of your MSA's as possible. Old ones and new ones. Bring them on.

BTW, I'm on the road but when I get home I'll put a pic of mine up too.


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Malcolm McMaster


From:
Beith Ayrshire Scotland
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 3:25 am     Reply with quote

Hi Johnny, this is my Millenium.


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Rick Lawrence


From:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 4:54 am     Reply with quote

Hello Mr. Cox! Thank you very much for putting this amazing instrument together. This MSA is inspiring for this noob to practice on. Thank you again!



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Paul Wade


From:
mundelein,ill
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 5:28 am     msa classic d-10 Reply with quote

here are some of mine that i have had over the years
i still play a msa d-10 classic XL 8+7 to this day
it;s my main axe

p.w Very Happy

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Morton Kellas


From:
Chazy, NY, Zephyrhills, Fl USA 1
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 5:59 am     Reply with quote

This is my lacquer SD-10 Studio Pro. Great looking and playing instrument.
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Malcolm McMaster


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Beith Ayrshire Scotland
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:04 am     Reply with quote

Morton, love the colour of your Studio Pro.
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Morton Kellas


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Chazy, NY, Zephyrhills, Fl USA 1
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:32 am     Reply with quote

Thank you! Malcolm. The picture does not do the guitar justice. There is a slight metal flake which can't be seen in the picture. The credit for the beautiful flawless finish, would have to go to "Kyle Bennett", who is a perfectionist when it comes to detail.
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Dave Hopping


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:53 am     Reply with quote

Here's mine-a circa 1970 Classic D-10 8X4.Many miles on it but it still plays and looks as nice as you please.
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Archie Nicol


From:
Ayrshire, Scotland
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 2:26 pm     Reply with quote

My last ever guitar.



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Larry Baker


From:
Columbia, Mo. U.S.A.
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 2:30 pm     Reply with quote

Johnny, be sure to post a pic of Joan's new red MSA that she played in St. Louis. It was a beauty, thanks, Larry
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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 3:04 pm     Reply with quote

Here is my purple one that Johnny made for me, including the wrist lever he designed. (Thank you Johnny.)



Here's the picture of the white one that was posted on E-bay. (I can't believe I found a U-12 Millennium 3 on E-bay, and I'm really curious about the history of the guitar before I got it.)



Here it is after I decorated it.



And here's me in 2002, playing my green Classic. which I no longer own.



I don't think anybody makes a better guitar. There are a lot of great steels out there, but I truly believe MSA makes the finest steel guitars in the world.

My signature sums it all up.
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Darvin Willhoite


From:
Liberty Hill, Tx. USA
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:28 pm     Reply with quote

Here they are again. Reece says I have an MSA museum, with one from about every MSA era. Best steels ever built, (my personal opinion, your mileage may vary) and Johnny sets them up perfectly.

I no longer own the Superslide, I just didn't have time to learn non-pedal and stay halfway decent on pedals. I also sold the S12 in the center of the back row, but I have a couple of others to replace it that are being restored now. One of them was one of Reece's personal guitars that was used on the "Universal Direction" album and on some episodes of "Dallas" as well as a movie or two.



I sent Kyle a picture of my Gibson ES137 and told him I wanted my Legend to match it. They done good didn't they.



Here's a close up of my Classic SS.



Here's the "White Knight".



And last but not least "The Patriot".




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chris ivey


From:
california - r.i.p.
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:44 pm     Reply with quote

darvin..you're really spoiled, but i love your stuff!

mike, i love the purple one!

hey...peter grant...let's see your millenium 12...!
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Tom Wolverton


From:
San Diego, CA
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 6:52 pm     Reply with quote

yes Peter. Lets see that new MSA of yours. I'd love to see your copedent too. : )
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Olli Haavisto


From:
Jarvenpaa,Finland
Post Posted 22 Sep 2011 11:30 pm     Reply with quote

I went for the simple look, even thought about going Bigsby with no inlays. Chickened and ordered the herringbone....



Thanks Johnny !
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Bob Simons


From:
Kansas City, Mo, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 5:22 am     Reply with quote








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John Drury


From:
Gallatin, Tn USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 6:11 am     Reply with quote


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Michael Remming


From:
Kimberly, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 6:29 am     Msa Reply with quote

Here is my 1st MSA a S10 Classic 1974?



And my 3rd a 1977 D10 Classic XL my 2nd was a D10 SS that I traded away that was the one I should have kept!

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Chris Johnson


From:
Davie, Florida, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 9:54 am     Reply with quote

My beautiful 80's walnut SD-12 "The Universal". The guitar that all others are compared to in my book. The deepest biggest tone of any guitar I've played. This one fills the room up. It would be awesome if we could post the serial #'s of these great guitars also. I'll start "1C-6965"




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HowardR


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N.Y.C. & Fire Island
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 10:01 am     Reply with quote

SS 9/8......



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Steve Alcott


From:
New York, New York, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 10:16 am     Reply with quote



Here's one Johnny built-I think the black twill is the coolest of the carbon fibre finishes-very pomo-industrial. It doesn't hurt that it sounds and plays great, either.


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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

In case anybody is interested, there remains one beautiful lacquer/maple U-12 from the old days that has never been sold.

Either Reece or Jim Palenscar, I'm not sure who, found the cabinet a few years ago, and Jim added the changer and other necessary parts, some of which he might have made himself.

Jim now has the guitar in his shop. It is brand new and the last of its kind.

Jim, if you're reading this, please post pictures of both that guitar and your gorgeous blue Legend.
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Larry Baker


From:
Columbia, Mo. U.S.A.
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 1:36 pm     Reply with quote

Bob Simons, I can almost see David Wright behind that steel!!!!!!
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Todd Brown


From:
W. Columbia , South Carolina
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

This one is 100% original. MSA D-10 Classic 8x4, serial # 2C 5432. Built December '76. She's exactly 3 years older than me. It was originally shipped to Ridenhour Music in Salem, Va. Thanks to Mr. Reece for the info!






I'm running her through a Hilton pedal, and a '76 Session 400 w/BW 1501-4. I've seen, owned, and played alot of steels, and
Anybody that says MSA's don't sound good, don't know how to play! Evil or Very Mad
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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2011 10:15 pm     Reply with quote

Here is a picture of my other former MSA classic. I sold this one to help pay for the white Milly.

Since I had one white one before and now have another, I've been asked if I prefer white steels. The answer is not particularly. Both steels were used when I got them, and the fact that they're both white is purely a coincidence. (As is the fact that I'm wearing the same shirt in both pictures. Whoa!)


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