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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 31 Aug 2019 11:25 am    
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Beautiful work. Wonder how this 8-stringer sounds?


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Don Crowl


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Medford, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 31 Aug 2019 1:49 pm    
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I wonder if that is a spin-off from the 8 string fiddles that sound so good. Kudos for being unique.
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Scott Duckworth


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Post  Posted 31 Aug 2019 2:36 pm    
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Weird fretboard...
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 31 Aug 2019 6:01 pm    
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A little surprised that, with just one pickup, they'd put it so far to the bridge, but I guess that's the sound they were striving for...
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Jeff Mead


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Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 3:03 am    
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Jim Cohen wrote:
A little surprised that, with just one pickup, they'd put it so far to the bridge, but I guess that's the sound they were striving for...


Close to the bridge is the standard for pretty much all steels isn't it?
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 3:06 am    
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It's a vintage pickup from a Gibson Firebird.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 5:08 pm    
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Jeff Mead wrote:
Jim Cohen wrote:
A little surprised that, with just one pickup, they'd put it so far to the bridge, but I guess that's the sound they were striving for...

Close to the bridge is the standard for pretty much all steels isn't it?

Yeah I guess you're right, Jeff. For some reason it just looks very extreme on this design, maybe cuz the fretboard is only 12 frets long, leaving a lot of vacant real estate in the middle...
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Joe Elk


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Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 5:32 pm    
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Nice Seel Guitar!!!! Mostly I real never Play more than above the the 15 Fret. I tune E.
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 2 Sep 2019 2:15 am    
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It's unusual to see the fretboard stop and have all that open space but kinda cool, I think.
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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 2 Sep 2019 4:17 am    
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Joe I'm about the same as you in not going over the 15 fret usually with the bar (aside from full bar octave slides such as are common in Hawaiian tunes, but a lot of those you can just hear your way to the right pitch)...the hard part for me would be doing chimes/harmonics without fret markers. But for a person with a playing style that keeps them low on the neck, it certainly converts the upper neck space into beautiful real estate!
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David Knutson


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Post  Posted 2 Sep 2019 11:10 am    
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Very cool looking steel. I'm reminded of Scott Walker's "Horizon" 6 string lap.
http://scottwalkerguitars.com/guitars/horizon-lap-steel/
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