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Ross Shafer


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Petaluma, California
Post  Posted 18 May 2017 10:27 pm    
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Sierra Steel Guitar Co. is pleased to announce that Sierra pedal steel guitars will once again be available. These will be made in limited numbers by Ross Shafer, in his one man, Petaluma, California shop.

Sierra’s website (sierrasteels.com) is currently being updated to provide contact info as well as technical and ordering details. Until then, please email inquiries through the forum.



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Josh Yenne


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Sonoma California
Post  Posted 18 May 2017 11:26 pm    
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These instruments are MIND BLOWING. Tone. Feel. Timing. A joy.

Lucky enough to be close enough to have tried one.
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 18 May 2017 11:37 pm    
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These look amazing,Ross is a good guy,and a steel guitar visionary!!
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Tim Russell


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Post  Posted 19 May 2017 2:04 am    
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As a Sierra owner, I am very pleased to see this, I check the website often, and cannot wait for these to start showing up!
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Dennis Wireman

 

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north west In.
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 3:55 am     Ross
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thanks for bringing them back they are some fine made ,playing, looking and sounding steels
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DG Whitley


Post  Posted 19 May 2017 4:11 am    
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Well, being the usual pessimist, I am pretty sure from what I have seen in the pictures, that the cost of these things is going to be prohibitive to most folks reading this. Based on the limited views in the pics above, I can see awesome engineering flowing all over it. Sierra has done their homework, that is very evident. That, and the term "limited" tells me all I need to know on possible pricing.

That said, I wish them nothing but the best.

My two cents.
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Tom Campbell

 

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Houston, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 5:56 am    
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I am a Sierra "fan"...own 3 Session 12's. This is an awesome looking guitar. But, I predict it's going to have a very limited customer-base because of the (assumed) price.
I had hoped for a new Sierra midrange model. Guess I'll just hang on to what I have and be thankful.
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 6:14 am    
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Very beautiful, interesting and nicely engineered. Looks uber expensive to produce.

Nice as this guitar is, it has little to do with the Chuck Wright Sierra concept. They are similar in name only, but that's neither a good thing or a bad one.

There will be some Sierra fans lamenting the departure from the old-design, while new ones lust after this seemingly hand-crafted axe. Can't wait to see one "up close & personal.".
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Bruce Bjork


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Southern Coast of Maine
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 6:25 am    
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Beautiful, love the changer.
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Len Amaral

 

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Rehoboth,MA 02769
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 6:59 am    
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Great news and excited that Sierra is going to carry on making steel guitarsπŸ‘πŸŽΆ
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Will Houston

 

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Tempe, Az
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 9:50 am    
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Very impressive, love the logo.
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Ron McLaren


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Buckinghamshire, UK
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 10:09 am    
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Beautiful work Ross, I expected nothing less, good luck with the sales.
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David Wright


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Pilot Point ,Tx USA.
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 10:23 am    
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Great job Ross, I know my Dad would a prove!!!!..and most of all thank you for keeping Sierra alive.... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Larry Weaver

 

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Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 10:49 am     Wowser!
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Works of art! Looking forward to learning more!
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Tim Russell


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 11:03 am    
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I'm surprised to see the threaded legs. That was a very unique thing with Sierra, and I liked the "click in" leg design.

I prefer that design, but of course, most steels are threaded, and that's fine too.
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Tom Campbell

 

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Houston, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 12:07 pm    
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I might be mistaken, but it appears the modular pickup is no longer a "Sierra" feature.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 12:42 pm    
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Looks like the guitar that Bob just got.
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Jory Simmons

 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 1:10 pm     Sierra
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Looks like it might weigh less than some others...with the Graphite ( Im guessing here) rods..I especially like the 1/2 stop tuners...
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Tim Russell


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Post  Posted 19 May 2017 2:07 pm     Re: Sierra
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Jory Simmons wrote:
Looks like it might weigh less than some others...with the Graphite ( Im guessing here) rods..I especially like the 1/2 stop tuners...


My guess is that all the rods/legs are carbon fiber...?


And as Tom mentioned...looks like the slide in pickups are history...
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 2:09 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
Looks like the guitar that Bob just got.


There is a good reason for that!
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Paul Redmond

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 3:53 pm    
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Ross is heavily into CNC machining and that will be reflected in the price of the new guitars. He can do for pennies on a CNC machine what it costs us old timers to do one-zy/two-zy on a conventional mill with sometimes dozens of set-up changes for each component. Del Mullen and Joe Kline were the first two builders that I am aware of to use CNC in the beginning. It can really cut costs.
Best of luck, Ross.
PRR
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J R Rose

 

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Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 4:19 pm    
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I like the changer design very much but the screw in legs with the shoulder is way too cool. Should make the guitar very stable. Way to go Ross. Should be a lifetime guitar for anyone. J.R. Rose
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Cloverdale, CA
Post  Posted 19 May 2017 7:04 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
Looks like the guitar that Bob just got.

Indeed it is. Very Happy
Paul Redmond wrote:
Ross is heavily into CNC machining and that will be reflected in the price of the new guitars. He can do for pennies on a CNC machine what it costs us old timers to do one-zy/two-zy on a conventional mill with sometimes dozens of set-up changes for each component. Del Mullen and Joe Kline were the first two builders that I am aware of to use CNC in the beginning. It can really cut costs.
Best of luck, Ross.
PRR

Don't count on CNC to cut costs. The machines are very expensive, and there's no skimping on the parts count, variety, metal quality, wood finish or other details. These will not be inexpensive guitars.
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Tony Glassman


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Post  Posted 19 May 2017 10:33 pm    
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Very beautiful, interesting and nicely engineered. Looks uber expensive to produce.

Nice as this guitar is, it has little to do with the Chuck Wright Sierra concept. They are similar in name only, but that's neither a good thing or a bad one.

There will be some Sierra fans lamenting the departure from the old-design, while new ones lust after this seemingly hand-crafted axe. Can't wait to see one "up close & personal.".
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Jim Palenscar

 

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Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post  Posted 20 May 2017 5:39 am    
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These guitars are a true work of art- absolutely play like butter- superb craftsmanship. Ross has made innovations that are jaw dropping.
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