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Jeff Mead


From:
London, England
Post Posted 22 Apr 2017 8:27 am     Reply with quote

Cartwright Thompson wrote:
Miles Lang wrote:
When did Fender stop using the spaghetti logo on the front of D8 Stringmasters?

I'd say early 60's but it is interesting to note that the black triple in the early 70's catalog posted above has the older style logo.


Yes, interesting and the D8 and D6 guitar in the same catalog have the newer logo. That style started appearing on the regular guitars around 67 (following the purchase of the company by CBS in 65)

It wouldn't be the first time that the Fender catalogue showed a guitar with the wrong features for that year.


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Dana Duplan


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Ramona, CA
Post Posted 22 Apr 2017 5:37 pm     Reply with quote

Some older pics but I still have the SM--and it's a good one!!




And with my current group The Hotshot Drifters:
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Ron Ellison


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D.C.
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 3:49 am     Reply with quote

Balboa Park!!
I miss my HT.... Sad
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Dana Duplan


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Ramona, CA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 7:22 am     Reply with quote

Ron Ellison wrote:
Balboa Park!!
I miss my HT.... Sad

Yep, Organ Pavilion--good eye!
Hotshot Drifters photo taken at the Tower Bar--very old SD dive--you may remember it as well.
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Alan Brookes


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Brummy living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 10:43 am     Reply with quote

A 10-string Stringmaster?


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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 11:08 am     Reply with quote

I'd like to see the rest of that guitar, I have my doubts. Rolling Eyes
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Ron Ellison


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D.C.
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 2:11 pm     Reply with quote

Here Erv,
Is Alan's full build thread....
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=289744&highlight=
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 4:12 pm     Reply with quote

Alan, I re-read the original thread where you described your project ! Wow...wonderful job on this steel, and I loved what I could see of you train layout too !
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 25 Apr 2017 6:57 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Ron
I knew it couldn't be a factory model.
He sure came up with a nice guitar, though! Very Happy
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Jerry Gleason


From:
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 4 May 2017 11:21 pm     Reply with quote

Nice to see all these Stringmasters. I've posted this before, but here's a video I made a few years ago featuring my '59:

Twin Guitar Special
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Ron Landis


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2017 5:13 pm     Reply with quote

I've posted this before. It was a mess when I got it on eBay several years ago and I decided to do a complete makeover, refinishing and hand engraving all the parts and re-plating. It's still somewhat of a work in progress as I am still working on a tweed case that will feature tooled leather ends, and possibly engraved buckles to close it with. I never could get the decal to go on without breaking, so I may replace the decal with an engraved plate or pierced nickel Fender logo.











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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 13 May 2017 8:18 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful! Very Happy
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Alan Brookes


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Brummy living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post Posted 13 May 2017 9:54 am     Reply with quote

Wow, you've even embellished the leg sockets, which, being under the guitar, no-one sees except the person screwing the legs in. Cool
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Jeff Mead


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London, England
Post Posted 13 May 2017 11:19 am     Reply with quote

Alan Brookes wrote:
Wow, you've even embellished the leg sockets, which, being under the guitar, no-one sees except the person screwing the legs in. Cool


If you're on a high stage the audience are going to see that more than the work on top.

Lovely work.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 14 May 2017 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

Well here's mine; but for sale, as I'm a poor musician..ha.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Fender-Stringmaster-Steel-Guitar-D-8-/152546833669?
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Tony Oresteen


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Georgia, USA
Post Posted 14 May 2017 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

Ron Landis wrote:
....and hand engraving all the parts and re-plating....


How long did it take you to do all that engraving?

Fantastic work!
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