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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 23 Jan 2017 7:22 pm     Reply with quote

Due to four surgeries in 2014 it is harder to play longer keyed guitars in terms of pedal reach so I am looking to replace my keyed steels.

This Williams is an 8 + 8 600 model in mint condition. Since I live overseas, I have played it only about ten times since I got it in 2009. The wood drips tiger maple, is blue colored and has real abalone setting off the blue color of the steel.

Because this was a gift from my wife for my retirement, I'd prefer to get a similar tiger, maple blue-colored model with at least 7 levers if possible but would consider another color in a wood bodied Williams

The first photo shows the truest color of the steel. The others are a bit dark.

For those interested in more information about Bill Rudolph's Williams Pedal steels, check out his informative site:

http://www.williamsguitarcompany.com/guitars.html

Thanks Steve t





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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 9 Feb 2017 1:30 pm     Reply with quote

Bumpo
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Mike DiAlesandro


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Kent, Ohio
Post Posted 9 Feb 2017 3:23 pm     Reply with quote

Steve, that is a beautiful guitar, what a nice retirement gift!
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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 10 Feb 2017 6:06 am     Reply with quote

Mike,
I know there are a number of excellent builders out there but Bill Rudolph and his son, Tim, make some amazing-looking cabinets. A stroll through the Pedal Steel for Sale section displays their work.

Bill also selects the wood himself and does not charge extra for wooden cabinets.

My wife is a keeper for sure; she suffered listening to me learning on my Market-Rite steel all those years ago. Stevet


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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2017 9:12 am     Reply with quote

I really prefer those style knee levers over what Bill is using now. Very Happy
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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 11 Feb 2017 2:07 am     Reply with quote

Erv,
I had not realized Bill had changed lever shapes but went to the his site to take a look. I agree, these older style levers are wider but not too bulky and more comfortable on the knees.

I wish I had more photos here in China of the underside of the Williams for a better look.

Thanks for pointing this out, Erv. Stevet
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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 4:23 am     Reply with quote

Bumpo
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 9:59 am     Reply with quote

Steve,
I believe the son's name is Tim. Very Happy
Erv
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steve takacs


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beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 1:44 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Erv,
I made the correction. The mind is going, going, gone. Steve
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