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Joe Maultz


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Post  Posted 8 May 2019 6:48 pm    
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I recently acquired this old girl from the estate of a local professional musician. I’m a long time bassist not a steel player so was wondering if any steel collectors may have an interest? I didn’t have a set price in mind. From what I can see not too many of these become available on the market. I think I could be tempted with the right vintage Fender bass in trade. Feel free to message with any questions or comments. Thanks. Joe








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Loren Tilley


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Post  Posted 8 May 2019 8:13 pm    
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Never saw one of those before--does that have the amplifier built into the cabinet?
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 8 May 2019 8:55 pm     What a beauty that is!
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What a beauty that is! I've never seen an Epiphone looking like that.
There were Gibsons done like that console but they are also rare.

Looks like it might have a built in amp, But if not I have just the right amp for sale in the amp section; https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=344109



Good luck with the sale or trade Joe! Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Jon Zimmerman


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Post  Posted 8 May 2019 10:16 pm    
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Hi Joe: Is that a two-pronged power cord on the right end? (Players position) I think more of Forum "collector" interest potential might be better generated if the latches were undone, panel removed, and "under skirt" content revealed, if amplifier electronic components exist...as well as any pull-out ashtray? 😄 Thank you, sir!
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Noah Miller


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Post  Posted 9 May 2019 2:07 am    
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Joe - I just sent you an email about this steel.
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Joe Maultz


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Post  Posted 9 May 2019 3:42 am     Re: What a beauty that is!
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Andy DePaule wrote:
What a beauty that is! I've never seen an Epiphone looking like that.
There were Gibsons done like that console but they are also rare.

Looks like it might have a built in amp, But if not I have just the right amp for sale in the amp section; https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=344109



Good luck with the sale or trade Joe! Rolling Eyes Very Happy



Hello. This does have the Electar amp inside. I was gonna have the amp gone over by a local tech to make sure it’s safe.
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Joe Maultz


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Post  Posted 9 May 2019 3:56 am    
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Thanks for your patience. Im still learning the photo upload process for this forum.
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 9 May 2019 5:11 am     So Interesting
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Hi Joe,
So Interesting. As I suspected there is a built in amp and It has the exact same control panel as on that amp I'm selling. That seems to put it in about the years 1940 to 45?
A fabulous bit of luck for you coming into that. I love the styling from those times gone by. Also I'd bet that it is basically the same amp in a different enclosure. Should have that great 40's tone. Same amp played by Django in the 40's.
May have been built by Nathan "Nat" Daniel who went on to start the Danelectro company in 1947. As I understand it, he built all the early Epiphone amps. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Question Rolling Eyes
Love seeing these really fantastic treasures from the past.
Best of luck on the sale or trade,
Andy
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1950's? Blankenship D-8 6&3 PSG Restored.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Tom Snook


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Post  Posted 11 May 2019 4:56 am    
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OK guys,if you do a search on YouTube of Hal Aloma you can see a six string single neck version of Joe's steel and another video of Andy's amp in action.
Aloha!
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 11 May 2019 6:08 am     How cool is that
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Thanks Tom,
How cool is that. I love those old films. Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHyzPxwyus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxhZMOXpFXg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0g-pak6jQ


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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1950's? Blankenship D-8 6&3 PSG Restored.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Lynn Wheelwright


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Clearfield, Utah, USA
Post  Posted 11 May 2019 6:42 am    
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Thanks for the post. I have had the top of one of these for years and could never figure out what it was.
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