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Jerry Berger


From:
Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 12:31 pm     Reply with quote

When did ZumSteel go from a silver colored fretboard design to a multicolored fretboard? Here's a pic of mine.

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Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 1:17 pm     Zum frets Reply with quote

Jerry mine is about 5 years old and it has the colored frets........cd
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Billy Easton


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Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 1:27 pm     Reply with quote

Mine was built in 1997 and has the colored fret markers.
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Jerry Berger


From:
Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 2:05 pm     Reply with quote

I should have probably mentioned that mine was built in 1996. That might have been the last year before they went to the colored fret markers.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 2:18 pm     Reply with quote

Jerry Berger wrote:
I should have probably mentioned that mine was built in 1996. That might have been the last year before they went to the colored fret markers.


No, my '81 had colored fret boards. Nearly all I've seen are colored. The occasional plain one comes along now and again. Perhaps they might have been ordered that way.
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Larry Behm


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Mt Angel, Or 97362
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 2:58 pm     Reply with quote

Jerry glad to see you are still involved in playing the steel, thought we had lost you there for a while.
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Jerry Berger


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Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Larry.... There's been times that I thought about moving on to something else but playing and listening to steel music runs through my blood vanes. I can never escape it for very long! Very Happy
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john widgren


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wilton CT USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 8:05 am     Zumsteel fretboards Reply with quote

I love those non-colored fretboards! Guess it's because I'm color blind...But I also love the minimal look. If anybody has one (or more) in unused condition..I'll buy em.

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Dean Holman


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Branson MO
Post Posted 8 Oct 2017 3:12 pm     Reply with quote

Bruce has always had the colored fretboards. I think he started offering the plain silver fretboards around the early nineties possibly late eighties. I know the first guitar I saw with just the silver, was a black and teal SD10 that Jack Smith played, that was in 1990. Most Zums I've seen have always had the colored fretboards.
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 15 Oct 2017 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

I had a 97 Zum at one point, this had the coloured fret markers !
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