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Ken Barrett


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Post  Posted 16 Oct 2019 5:07 pm    
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Can anyone tell me where to find the year or the year of an Emmons Lashley LaGrande with silver pedals and Serial # 889L ?
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Bobby Boggs


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Post  Posted 17 Oct 2019 6:45 am    
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I know of no charts on the web for LeGrands. Emmons Serial numbers will only give you a ball park figure anyway. From my experience. I'll guess it's a late 91 or early 92. If it has 14 hole bell cranks? It's more likely a early 92. About half the 91's had four hole cranks. About half had 14 hole bell cranks.
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Jeff Peterson


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Nashville, TN USA
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2019 8:40 am    
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Ron made me 2 guitars in '90....both had 14 hole bellcranks. Might have been prototypes.
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Bobby Boggs


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Post  Posted 17 Oct 2019 11:53 am    
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I have a Late Oct 1990 with machined 14 hole cranks. It was the second one built according to Ron. Hal Rugg got the first.
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Ken Barrett


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Post  Posted 18 Oct 2019 10:45 am    
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my Emmons has 14 bell cranks, so it's atleast a 91 or newer?
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john widgren


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Post  Posted 18 Oct 2019 3:15 pm     Read the front apron
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Emmons never made a model called the LaGrande.

Best JW
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Ken Barrett


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Post  Posted 18 Oct 2019 7:32 pm    
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JW, why do you say that?
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john widgren


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Post  Posted 18 Oct 2019 7:37 pm     Read the front a decal
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Because they never did. Its Called (and spelled) LeGrande.
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 18 Oct 2019 9:06 pm     Re: Read the front a decal
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john widgren wrote:
Because they never did. Its Called (and spelled) LeGrande.

I'm pretty sure the correct spelling is Edmonds "LaGrange". ZZ Top wrote a song about them. I think there are quite a few in Texas, Bundy Edmonds played one
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Bobby Boggs


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Post  Posted 19 Oct 2019 7:08 am    
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Ken Barrett wrote:
my Emmons has 14 bell cranks, so it's atleast a 91 or newer?


Given the serial # you listed. I feel sure it's a late 91 or 92. Great guitars.

Ps. Seems I need to start proof reading for spelling also. Oh Well
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Ken Barrett


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Post  Posted 20 Oct 2019 11:02 am    
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Thank you Bobby, I appreciate the information.
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Jack Strayhorn


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Winston-Salem, NC
Post  Posted 21 Oct 2019 4:22 pm    
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Serial numbers are not directly related to a specific date but my guess would be early to mid 90's and definitely a LLII.
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Ian Worley


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Post  Posted 21 Oct 2019 5:04 pm    
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Jack Strayhorn wrote:
Serial numbers are not directly related to a specific date but my guess would be early to mid 90's and definitely a LLII.

Hey Jack, during your time there did the serial numbers go out the door more or less in sequential order, or did they skip around? Or to ask that in a different way, were the numbers assigned when the guitars were completed, or through some other protocol?
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Jack Strayhorn


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Winston-Salem, NC
Post  Posted 21 Oct 2019 5:30 pm    
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Serial numbers were in sequence as to when the body was completed. Not connected to when the guitar was assembled or shipped.
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