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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 5:13 am     Reply with quote

When did the following student models first come to market?

Emmons GS
MSA Sidekick
Sho-Bud Maverick
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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 6:51 am     Reply with quote

Over 40 years.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 15 Jan 2018 10:05 am     Reply with quote

Ron Hogan wrote:
Over 40 years.

Since my first pedal steel was a MSA Red Baron that I purchased new in '77, and the GS-10 I purchased a few years back is a '73 according to the Emmons Company's records, I'm aware that student steels have been around for at least 40 years.

What I am wondering is who among the bigger builders back in the day was first out of the box with a student model pedal steel. Was it one of the aforementioned "Big 3," or was it someone else?
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Storm Rosson


From:
Silver City, NM. USA
Post Posted 15 Jan 2018 11:24 am     Reply with quote

ZB had a student model around the same era, very early 70's is when I got mine and it was used.
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Ben Elder


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La Crescenta, California, USA
Post Posted 18 Jan 2018 11:03 am     Reply with quote

A guy in my dorm had a (maple/natural) Maverick in 1971.
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Brett Day


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Pickens, SC
Post Posted 18 Jan 2018 9:47 pm     Reply with quote

My first steel, an Emmons GS-10 was built in 1974.
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