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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 15 Jan 2018 8:10 pm     Reply with quote


My wonderful daughter, Katherine Rose, and her fiancé, John Akridge, are due to be married in April, and, in order to buy them a magnificent wedding present, I am having a once-in-a-lifetime clear-out sale.

I’m not a dealer, just someone who has more instruments than I need, and I want to make them available to my Steel Guitar buddies before I offer them for sale elsewhere. I’m not out to make an enormous killing, just to get a reasonable price, but giving the stuff away at next-to-nothing would defeat the object. As I said, I just want a reasonable price. I rarely sell anything. Most of the time I would rather just give things away to my friends, so I’m not a good haggler. I have little idea how much these items are worth, so I’ll start off by offering them as is for you to make offers on. But the idea is to raise money, so I’ll keep them if the offers are too low. Make me an offer. No reasonable offer refused.

AFTER YOU'VE LOOKED AT THESE GOODIES CHECK OUT MY SALE IN THE OTHER INSTRUMENTS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT SECTIONS.

IN EACH CASE, SHIPPING WILL BE AT COST.


[1] Galveston D6
[2] As above, but rebuilt with two George L pickups. (An offer has to be more than the value of two used George L pickups, or I’ll use them elsewhere.)

[4] Airline. (Once owned by Rick Alexander, so I like to think that it has absorbed some of his talent.)
[5] National D6.



[6] Electromuse.
[7] thru [9] Artisans. (Brand new. Red one has leg sockets. All come with gig bags.)




[11] S12. Built by me. (Can be played acoustically or with pickups. Has position markers rather than frets. You can’t see frets with your hands over them. These markers are positioned so that your hand doesn’t get in the way.)
[12] D6 with Whammy Bar. Built by me. (Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. A whammy bar on a steel guitar? Actually, by combining this with your left-hand action you can get new effects you might like. Comes with my name on the front, but, of course, if that doesn’t impress anyone you can peel the letters off pretty easily.)



[13] Melobar 10-string.

[14] A Great Talking Point ! (It was sold at one time as an Hawaiian Guitar/Zither. You plucked the open chords and moved the attached tone bar along the strings. Quite a contortion if you can manage it. I think I’ll stick to a regular steel.)
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Alex Johnson


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 12:46 am     Reply with quote

I’d love to have those tapes! Send me a PM and let me know what you’d like for them. Thanks!
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Art Beard


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Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 3:38 am     Steel tapes Reply with quote

If you sell the tapes individually, I would like to get the Bobby Black and the Speedy West. But I imagine you want to sell the package. Contact me Alex, if you get them. CAA
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Neil Lang


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Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 6:21 am     Reply with quote

Let's hope this wedding lasts. Rolling Eyes
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Kenny Foy


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Lynnville, KY, USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 7:19 am     Reply with quote

If not sold, let me no bout all the tapes. THANKS
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Alan Brookes


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Brummy living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 9:59 am     Reply with quote

Alex Johnson wrote:
I’d love to have those tapes! Send me a PM and let me know what you’d like for them. Thanks!

I've just suggested $30 to someone else. Are you willing to better that?
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 10:03 am     Reply with quote

Neil Lang wrote:
Let's hope this wedding lasts. Rolling Eyes

Me too. Laughing
They've already been living together for ten years, which is far longer than most marriages last nowadays. Laughing


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Alex Johnson


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Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 10:06 am     Reply with quote

I got a ton of messages about those tapes and it seems some other people out there may want them more than me! I'll go ahead and let them go to the other bidders. thanks!
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 10:07 am     Re: Steel tapes Reply with quote

Art Beard wrote:
If you sell the tapes individually, I would like to get the Bobby Black and the Speedy West. But I imagine you want to sell the package. Contact me Alex, if you get them. CAA

Yes. Bobby Black is a good guy.

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Gary Thorsen


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Oregon, USA
Post Posted 17 Jan 2018 8:54 am     tapes Reply with quote

Sure love to have those steel tapes. I'll make you a deal, send them to me and I'll pay you $1 apiece, record them to digital and send them BACK TO YOU so you can listen to them on your honeymoon. Can you text or call please? Gary 541-294-9530
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Paul Brainard


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Portland OR
Post Posted 17 Jan 2018 9:05 am     Silvertone Reply with quote

Curious about the Silvertone, looks like the same guts as my Recording King. Could maybe use it for spare parts if nothing else. . .Is it missing the under-the-fretboard pickup/coil?

And congratulations!
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 19 Jan 2018 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

TTT
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steve takacs


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Post Posted 20 Jan 2018 8:22 pm     Reply with quote

Alan,
Those photos of your daughter and her husband to be are so retro. Outstanding. Nice to see one of you and Bobby Black too. Bobby sure can play. Stevet
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 21 Jan 2018 11:09 am     Reply with quote

steve takacs wrote:
Alan,
Those photos of your daughter and her husband-to-be are so retro. Outstanding. Nice to see one of you and Bobby Black too. Bobby sure can play. Stevet

She and John live a 20's lifestyle. There are no modern appliances in their house. They dress in 20s attire and are restoring two vintage automobiles. Katie dances with the DecoBelles and is an active member of the Art Deco Society.
Their wedding will be a '20s event, with everyone dressed accordingly.
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steve takacs


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Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 2:23 pm     Reply with quote

An amazing anomaly that they have no modern day appliances. I like to cook but feel the appliances free up the amount of time that can be used for other endeavors. They obviously enjoy their approach.

I believe a book by them would be of interest to a number of us. Stevet
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

I can't imagine them being able to have any leisure time without having the time-saving modern advances like computers, Facebook, twitter, you-tube, forums, blogs, 24-hour cable news, microwaves, blenders, ice-makers, Cuisenarts, Mr. Coffees, espresso makers, ahhhh......they are very intelligent I'll bet.
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Jimmie Hudson


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North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 6:46 pm     cooks Reply with quote

Alan Brookes wrote:
steve takacs wrote:
Alan,
Those photos of your daughter and her husband-to-be are so retro. Outstanding. Nice to see one of you and Bobby Black too. Bobby sure can play. Stevet

She and John live a 20's lifestyle. There are no modern appliances in their house. They dress in 20s attire and are restoring two vintage automobiles. Katie dances with the DecoBelles and is an active member of the Art Deco Society.
Their wedding will be a '20s event, with everyone dressed accordingly.
So she cooks on a wood stove/oven? That is how some fine cornbread is made.
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 7:08 pm     Reply with quote

She has a 1920s gas stove/oven.
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 7:13 pm     Reply with quote

Brooks Montgomery wrote:
I can't imagine them being able to have any leisure time without having the time-saving modern advances like computers, Facebook, twitter, you-tube, forums, blogs, 24-hour cable news, microwaves, blenders, ice-makers, Cuisenarts, Mr. Coffees, espresso makers, ahhhh......they are very intelligent I'll bet.

Smarter than I am. I waste hours on Facebook. Embarassed

It's hard to believe now that when I was a kid we didn't even have a television or a gramaphone, and I went everywhere on public transport. My Granddad was a shortwave addict. We lived in England and he would twiddle for hours, driving my Grandmother up the wall. Every so often he would come up with something like, "Hey, I've got Radio Moscow", to which she would reply, "What good is that, you old fool, you can't speak Russian...."
Oh Well
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Art Beard


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Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 2:10 am     S12 n tapes Reply with quote

Alan, what do you want 4 the Wood S12 that you built (the one with position markers) and the Bobby Black music? And all the music as a package??
CAA
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 2:34 pm     Re: S12 n tapes Reply with quote

Art Beard wrote:
Alan, what do you want 4 the Wood S12 that you built (the one with position markers) and the Bobby Black music? And all the music as a package??
CAA

I've sent you a P.M. about the S12, Art.

The cassettes have been sold.
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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 11 Feb 2018 11:48 am     Reply with quote

TTT
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Art Beard


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Post Posted 12 Feb 2018 3:07 am     various Reply with quote

Alan is great to deal with and if i wasn't broke all of these choice guitars, or at least a few, would wander thru my hands. Thanks for the great deals Alan. Please give your Daughter my VERY BEST WISHES for an extremely HAPPY Very Happy
LIFE.
CAA
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Joe Breeden


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Virginia, USA
Post Posted 12 Feb 2018 5:24 pm     Reply with quote

Alan I'm curious about the National. Could you put another picture? Thanks Joe
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Alan Brookes


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Brummy living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Post Posted 13 Feb 2018 10:42 am     Reply with quote

Joe Breeden wrote:
Alan I'm curious about the National. Could you put another picture? Thanks Joe
Sorry Joe, the National was sold some time ago, which is why I removed the pictures.
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