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What is Your Favorite Vintage Lap Steel or NP Console?
Gibson
21%
 21%  [ 6 ]
Rickenbacher/Rickenbacker
21%
 21%  [ 6 ]
Fender
39%
 39%  [ 11 ]
Other
17%
 17%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 28

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C. E. Jackson


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 7:12 am     Reply with quote

What is Your Favorite Vintage Lap Steel or NP Console?
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Noah Miller


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 7:52 am     Reply with quote

It's hard to choose from a sea of Nationals, Rickenbackers, Vegas, and others, but if I had to choose just one it would have to be my Gibson BR-3. It's not the flashiest-looking steel, but it has a rich sound with a great balance of cut and warmth and the perfect amount of sustain.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

It's a toss-up between a Ric B-6 and a beat-up Century-6. Because I play the Gibson more often than the Ric, that's how I voted.
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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 8:19 am     Reply with quote

I had to vote Fender because that's what I've got, an old Stringmaster. I'm still getting used to the extra strings and the scale, but I love its tone. It deserves to be played better than I'm able to, right now...

But there's part of me hoping to wander into a deal on a Rick or a Magnatone console someday, so I'm leaving open the possibility I'll be changing my mind! Smile
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 8:38 am     Reply with quote

If I had to choose just one it would be my Gibson Century 6 (early version). I also like my Airline w/string-through pickup.
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James Hartman


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 9:14 am     Reply with quote

Tough choice. But if I'm to choose just one I'll have to give the nod to my old Rick. The bakelite body has an exceptionally solid, substantial feel and the tone and sustain (for me) are just perfect.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 11:23 am     Reply with quote

My vote for vintage must go to my National Dynamics...one '49 & one '51.


The '49 is the twin to David Lindley's that he has played since the early Jackson Browne days.
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David Matzenik


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

I have 1935 single control Rickenbacher Bakelite B6. The tone is gorgeous, the condition is marginal. A seven string version would be about as good as it gets IMHO.
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Larry Carlson


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 12:39 pm     Reply with quote

My favorite that I own is a 1939 Rick Silver Hawaiian.
However I really want to obtain a Gibson, but other than the BR-9, the prices are equal to my mortgage payment.
They made some very beautiful guitars back then.
I just saw a 1939 Charlie Christian model that literally blew my socks off.
I have no socks now. I can't play without socks.
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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

Larry Carlson wrote:
My favorite that I own is a 1939 Rick Silver Hawaiian.


Can that be my favorite too? Love those guitars at least from an aesthetic sense, never played one. Smile

(As an aside, I doubletaked and thought one of my favorite jazz-fusion guitarists was weighing in (Carlton/Carlson).)
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 8:18 am     Reply with quote

Larry Carlson wrote:

...I really want to obtain a Gibson, but other than the BR-9, the prices are equal to my mortgage payment.

Not necessarily. My black Century-6 cost $285.19, and came with a buncha other stuff I really didn't need.

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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 9:32 am     Reply with quote

Any one of these could be my favorite. Very Happy

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C. E. Jackson


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 11:33 am     Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the voting and comments.

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