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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 19 Mar 2017 6:34 am    
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Here is another vid that I shot by laying my phone on the floor in front of my amp...lap seems louder than the band in this position, but it captures the lap sound of the 1st time playing the prototype live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGUPo-dnitk&t=26s
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 23 Mar 2017 10:38 am    
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Headed into the final stages, I think I have found the final fretboard diredtion. Going with a aluminum sheet, powder coated in black, then laser cut to show frets & markings.



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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2017 9:29 am    
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Finished. The Model One, V-MUSE Lap Steel. I will do a proper demo asap.







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David M Brown


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California, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2017 6:09 am    
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Looking good!

You may be on to something.
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Paul Honeycutt


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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2017 4:15 pm    
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Good looking steel, good looking kids. You must be livin' right! If you don't mind me asking, what's the price point? You can send me a message if you don't want to post it publicly.
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Former Member


Post  Posted 27 Mar 2017 4:39 pm    
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Real nice fretboard! Like an old Nat, kinda
Would you ever do a lefty?
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2017 5:15 pm    
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Interesting question Ron...I think we could do a left handed model.
Also, I am crunching numbers now...I will decide on the price very soon. With the goal of every one being the same quality as the prototype, same feel and sound in the production, I want to get this right.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2017 10:09 am    
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With 3 of the V-MUSE Model One lap steels already finding homes, it's time to go back to work. Time to spread the word...

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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2017 6:00 am    
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Needless to say, I had a great time spending the day yesterday with Jerry Douglas. Got to talk with him about laps & dobros, take in soundcheck, and show him my new lap. Such a nice guy...and yeah, he loved the Model One.

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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2017 9:36 am    
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Starting to come together now...



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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 13 Apr 2017 9:20 am    
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Back in the shop to start another run of 1/2 a dozen laps. One of those already pre-sold.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 19 Apr 2017 2:17 pm    
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The first two customers for the Model One numbers 001 & 002 taken care of and happy. Gary & Tony, thanks you two.




...and, a new batch of Mahogany in. Enough for about 20 plus lap steels.



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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 28 Apr 2017 6:43 am    
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Shipping day...this one is headed to Florida today. Travel safe...

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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 13 May 2017 1:30 pm    
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More players needed...





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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 21 May 2017 12:13 pm    
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Blues legend Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin checking out a V-MUSE Model One lap steel at the Carolina Blues Festival. Bob played with Muddy Waters back in the day.


Bob sat in with Seth Williams & I at the festival.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 30 May 2017 12:03 pm    
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3 more laps from the 2nd batch, including a mahogany Model One with a Maple top...a test model only for now.



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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2017 4:42 pm    
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I displayed a few of my V-MUSE laps at a festival I put on here in NC this past weekend, & got lucky enough to sell another one. This lap steel designer/builder thing is a lot of fun.

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Peter Lindelauf


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Penticton, BC
Post  Posted 13 Jun 2017 8:34 pm    
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Hat's off, Terry. Looks and sounds great. Good design and the National-style head is a nice touch.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 4:28 pm    
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Entering into new ground in the lap steel experience. Placed the first lap in a music store here in NC. Still having fun with it...

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