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Jimmy Gibson


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Cornwall, England
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 7:18 am    
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I recently bought this Lap Steel,But have no idea what make it is,it is a stunning instrument sounds amazing but I have no idea as to what make or how old this guitar may be.Any help would be very much appreciated..



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Jimmy Gibson


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Cornwall, England
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 7:42 am    
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It has a D on one headstock,and a G on the other.



Cheers.





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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2019 8:50 am    
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That's a fascinating looking guitar. I've never seen anything like it here.

Since you're in Cornwall England, it's probable that it's made by an English maker. You might post on the Michael Messer forum where lots of knowledgable UK players hang out.

Good luck finding out more about this instrument!
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Tom Snook


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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2019 1:54 am    
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D.G. Dog Gone! That's a cool guitar. Any chance of us hearing what she sounds like? "Gibsonesque" fretboard.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2019 6:25 am    
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Jimmy Gibson wrote:
It has a D on one headstock,and a G on the other.

One neck for D tuning and the other for G?
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Michael Greer


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2019 1:59 pm    
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Jimmy

Afternoon from Canada

After looking at your photos I want to share that I think it's possible your guitar is a UK built branded as " Conchord"

I acquired Conchord a few years back from the UK.

In the attached photos you will see great similarity of the pickup covers and controls.

There is some information on-line regarding Conchord steel guitars.

Let me know if you see the same similarity.

Your guitar sure is pretty....even the case is custom notched to hold the guitar

Regards
Mike





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Scott Thomas


Post  Posted 4 Apr 2019 3:43 pm    
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Ding ding! Looks like we have a winner!

My guess is mostly Conchord parts on a homemade body.
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Michael Greer


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 6:34 am    
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Jimmy

I think Scott may be right.

When I look closely at the tuner buttons they are the same unique construction.

So if Conchord didn't make a high end model it's likely yours is a custom build


Mike
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 7:15 am    
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What is that lever for?
Erv
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 7:38 am    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
What is that lever for?
Erv


Industrial strength pickup selector? I'm wondering what that knob is up by the tuners on Michael's guitar. To facilitate lifting it out of the case? That would make it literally a pick-up knob. Razz
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 7:49 am    
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The guitar is called a conchord, I wonder if it is some sort or re-tuning mechanism.
Erv
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 7:57 am    
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I would bet all the pennies in my change jar that the lever is a neck selector switch. My first thought was that it was a "Boo Wah" tone control
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Michael Greer


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 8:03 am    
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Richard, Bill

Yes , the lever at the back is a pickup selector.

The knob at the front ....I honestly can't remember....will check when I get home

Mike


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Lee Holliday


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 9:13 am    
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Nice looking double neck with the mahogany Billet and the way it is carved probably done by Conchord themselves as it is a nice job, it is not painted like the other example but it is probably due to the figure of the wood. Not only is the aluminium machining for the pickup covers the same but the tuner buttons look the same also.
How did you come across it is there any one to ask when and where etc.
Will it soon be touring with the Fishermans friends???

Lee
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rodger_mcbride


Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 9:29 am    
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Concord is also a famous guitar maker in Kolkata, India.
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Michael Greer


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 1:04 pm    
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Bill

The knob up by the tuning keys on the white Conchord is as you suspected......simply there to assist with lifting guitar out of the case.

A few years back a steeler from the UK described the Conchord to me as a very popular guitar brand back in the 1950's.......similar to the common Supro brand in North America.

Wonder if any of the UK members could comment?

Thanks
Mike
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