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Eric Ibarra

 

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Tyler, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 1:36 pm    
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Hello All,
I am sure this is a tired question here, but I had plans to buy my first pedal steel guitar some years ago, but finances got in the way.
I am now wanting to know, again, what a good 1st pedal steel guitar for beginners is?
My price range is about $2,000. Would that get me something decent? These are expensive pieces of equipment, and I'd rather just get something that would last me a while than some real basic pedal steel guitar.

I have picked an acoustic 6 string guitar for about 3 years now.

A real country sound is what I am after

Thank you all in advance,
Eric Ibarra Smile
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 2:11 pm    
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http://www.stageonesteelguitars.com/encore_pedal_steel_guitar
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 4:15 pm    
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http://www.justicesteelguitars.com/S10%20Jr.html
3x4 for $1595.00
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Jon Voth

 

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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 6:04 pm    
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Also look at GFI guitars "Expo" model (I have one).

Probably a bit more than 2 grand for a single neck. Perhaps less than that if used (seen examples, also check the forum from time to time).

Personally, I would avoid entry or starter models as you are already a musician and might want a "pro" level instrument.
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Daniel McKee

 

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Corinth Mississippi
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 6:16 pm    
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BMI also has some models around your price range.
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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 7:08 pm    
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Eric, I've seen some incredible deals on this forum recently. Here's an example. Feel free to email me anytime if you'd like my opinion.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=358225 Ron
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scott murray


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Asheville, NC
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 11:34 pm    
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tough to beat this deal, Sierras are great guitars in every way. I ended up with 2 Sierras for awhile, I was so happy with the first one

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=358574
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Roy Carroll


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Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 4:40 am    
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I would say the best buy in the house is the Justice guitar. They stay in tune really good and play smooth as butter.
Way more than a beginner guitar. You get your money's worth from Fred.
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Eric Ibarra

 

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Tyler, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 4:46 am    
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Also, are there any good websites or people to follow on understanding pedal steel guitars better?
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Asa Brosius

 

Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 4:53 am    
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I'd pick up a Zum Encore in a heartbeat-I toured with one for a few months- played great and stood up well- of all the guitars mentioned, this one sells for more in the used market than new- should you ever want something more you can count on an easy sale.
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Eric Ibarra

 

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Tyler, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 6:06 am    
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Besides the pedal steel guitar itself, what are other must have accessories to have?

Thanks,
Eric
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Gene Tani

 

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The Pacific NW,
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 8:03 am    
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These are great recs: Zums by Doug Earnest, GFI, Justice, the one Ron posted. Also Mullen Discovery used is approximately in the budget range. You can PM folks in the thread with questions, some of us may have opinions...

Dallas isn't that close but there's a lot of members there, you can let the word out https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/memberlist.php?mode=location&order=ASC&start=4140

You can look up used sale prices on reverb (and maybe a few on ebay, very few) on common steels to see that you're in the ballpark: https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=gfi%20pedal%20steel&show_only_sold=true
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Jon Voth

 

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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 7:23 pm    
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Eric you are on THE website to understand PSG better.

The only thing you may need is a good reverb. And an amp that is clean and works well for the steel guitar.
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