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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 1:56 pm     Reply with quote

Well after a long wait I finally got Brownie back from Southbound. As many of you know Southbound is closing it's doors soon so this will be my last finished Emmons till I find someone as good as SB to do my finish work.

Anyway, here she is. I am guessing I won't get to the assembly till Jan sometime as I have tons of amp orders to get delivered. Whoever buys this guitar is going to be VERY happy...








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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 2:02 pm     Reply with quote

That is stunning.

Will all the hardware come from one guitar?

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Lee, from South Texas
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Chris Reesor


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 4:28 pm     Reply with quote

Top notch, Mike. Love the burst colors.
Two questions. Is that nitro, or? And, how did you deal with the Emmons logo? Finished over a decal?
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Don Mogle


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Fort Worth, TX, USA
Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 4:47 pm     Brownie Reply with quote

Mike,

Looks GREAT! Keep the pictures coming. I always look forward to seeing the progression.

Don
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

Lee Baucum wrote:
That is stunning.

Will all the hardware come from one guitar?

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Lee, from South Texas


Yes sir. This is a one owner guitar with zero mods ever. I didn't even have to fill any holes this time around:). It's a cut tail metal neck and a killer. I have all the original docs and receipt when purchased as well. Really special guitar
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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 6:19 pm     Reply with quote

Chris Reesor wrote:
Top notch, Mike. Love the burst colors.
Two questions. Is that nitro, or? And, how did you deal with the Emmons logo? Finished over a decal?


I do not like or use Nitro for steels. Vintage guitars yes but never on steels. This is urethane just like Show Pros. The decal is under the finish where it belongs Smile
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Lee Baucum


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Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 5:19 am     Reply with quote

Mike - What is your best-guess estimate of the number of hours of labor it will take you to reassemble the guitar?

I can't wait to see photos.

Lee
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Terry Barnett


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Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 5:29 am     Reply with quote

Yer back Mike, and not a moment too soon. Looks like It’s gonna be a Merry Christmas after all. Was a little worried there...radio silence and all, but it was worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. All the best of the season from the great white north.
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 8:08 am     Reply with quote

Lee Baucum wrote:
Mike - What is your best-guess estimate of the number of hours of labor it will take you to reassemble the guitar?

I can't wait to see photos.

Lee


Oh man, LOL.... I have no idea (Probably a good thing)
If I had to guess I would say 50 hours total. The real-time is not so much the assembly, it's the cleanup and restoration of every part, screw, wood, etc etc. Those who have tackled these know what I'm talking about haha!
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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 8:11 am     Reply with quote

Terry Barnett wrote:
Yer back Mike, and not a moment too soon. Looks like It’s gonna be a Merry Christmas after all. Was a little worried there...radio silence and all, but it was worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. All the best of the season from the great white north.


Hey Terry,

All good on this end. I had a few health related things I needed to get out of my way plus I have been doing tons of amps lately. I hope to get caught up by spring. I have 2 Deluxe Reverbs to get out of the shop, xmas, and new years, then I should have some time to get on Brownie and get her ready for sale. We'll see Smile
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Bryan Staddon


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Buffalo,New York,
Post Posted 21 Dec 2017 2:45 pm     Real nice Reply with quote

That’s beautiful! Perhaps you could answer a question for me. In the guitar world older collectible guitars become worth less money if they have been refinished. Does this happen in the pedal steel world also?
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 5:33 am     Re: Real nice Reply with quote

Bryan Staddon wrote:
That’s beautiful! Perhaps you could answer a question for me. In the guitar world older collectible guitars become worth less money if they have been refinished. Does this happen in the pedal steel world also?


Hi Bryan,

Well I think it all depends honestly and I am certainly not an expert. I have bought and sold many vintage guitars and still own a few and yes, a refined does lower the value on vintage guitars. Vintage steels I would say doesn't see the same effect on value. If fact, I would say a fully restored lacquer guitar would certainly be valued higher. Mechanically, it's almost a must they come apart and cleaned, polished, lubed, and re-assembled to even play to their potential.

Again, all this is only my thoughts and have nothing to do with fact Smile

Merry Christmas to all
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Chris Bauer


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Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 9:35 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful! Some day...
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John Haspert


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2017 1:41 pm     Brownie Reply with quote

I can't wait to wait to see this beauty all finished and ready to go!
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Terry Barnett


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Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 6:26 am     Reply with quote

Have a happy and peaceful New Year, Mike. Keep the pics coming. Cheers.
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 5 Feb 2018 8:39 am     Reply with quote

Well, assembly starts this week



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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 9 Feb 2018 6:45 am     Reply with quote

Got the black painting going last night.






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Mike Scaggs


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Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 8:08 am     Reply with quote

A few more Brownie pics as I move forward






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Dave Campbell


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Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 9:21 am     Reply with quote

oh my goodness!
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

More....






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forrest klott


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Grand Rapids Mi USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 1:15 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Mike,

Looks like the jeweling turned out right perty! Looking forward to more updates. I think it's fair to say that every time you do one of these projects many of us are on the edge of our seats with suspense!

Skeeter
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 2:28 pm     Reply with quote

Totally beautiful!!!
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 4:38 pm     Reply with quote

Mike -

Many thanks for posting progressive photos of this restoration.

Beautiful work.

Regards
Ron
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 7:03 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate it. I hope to get the body together tomorrow and then start the under carriage next week. I have to admit I am pretty excited about this particular guitar. One owner machine and never even had a tool touch it before I got it. She will sing again real soon Smile
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 11 Feb 2018 12:34 pm     Reply with quote

Now we are getting somewhere Smile















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