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Jimmie Hudson

 

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Post  Posted 22 Mar 2020 9:47 am    
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Hudson Steel Guitars is now offering Lap Steel Guitar Kits.
I have a Champ Style Kit in Right handed or Left Handed
And a String Master style single neck only Kit.
Champ Style kits Price is $349.95
String master kits Price is $319.95
A hard Case kit for Champ or String master style is $90.00
All Prices are Plus shipping.
I ship worldwide.
Thanks for looking.
See my webpage for more info and to order one today.
hudsonsteelguitars.com


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Doug Danielson

 

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Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 30 Mar 2020 3:44 pm    
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Jimmie very nice kits heading to your site.
New member here and new to Lap Steel.

Thanks D
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Steven Pearce


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Port Orchard Washington, USA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2020 11:43 am     Wow!
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Just received my Champ kit. Great work on the body and the
parts are quality. I’m also posting a picture of the case
that it was sent in. Thank you Mr. Hudson for taking such
good care to make sure it made it without damage!


Thanks again for making my ‘Stay at home’ more enjoyable...
Steve Pearce
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Ian Rae


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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2020 1:13 pm    
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I have no interest in these things at all, but they look like an ideal project right now!

Strikes me if you're the kind who likes putting finishes on things, you can spend as much time as you like creating a custom look.
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Jimmie Hudson

 

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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2020 2:13 pm     Re: Wow!
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Steven Pearce wrote:
Just received my Champ kit. Great work on the body and the
parts are quality. I’m also posting a picture of the case
that it was sent in. Thank you Mr. Hudson for taking such
good care to make sure it made it without damage!


Thanks again for making my ‘Stay at home’ more enjoyable...
Steve Pearce
Port Orchard.
Glad you are happy. Enjoy the time you take to build it and finish the body the way you want it. Stay Home and Stay Safe.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 6 Apr 2020 7:16 am     Looks Like Fun!
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Hey Steven,

Thanks for posting a photo of the shipping container.

If you don't mind it would be great if you could take some more photos of the open container, parts laid out, while finishing the body, during assembly and the final product.

It looks like a fun project. It would be nice to share the fun and excitement with us!

Here is a link to the kits for those who might have missed the link above: https://hudsonsteelguitars.com/t/in-stock-ready-to-ship-items
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Jimmie Hudson

 

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Post  Posted 25 Apr 2020 5:24 am     more
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More in stock now. Had time to do some cnc work and have 14 in stock.
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Post  Posted 25 Apr 2020 6:55 am    
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I look forward to the day when you'll be putting out a Hudson-quality pedal steel kit.
Just kidding Jimmie. Looks very nice.
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Steven Pearce


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Post  Posted 27 Apr 2020 6:54 am    
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Hey Jim,
Just getting past a wrist injury...put me back
awhile on the assembly, but I will take photos
of the build as I go.
Steve
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Morgan Scoggins

 

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Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 6 May 2020 9:23 am    
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I just received my Singmaster kit today. I placed the order on Sunday, It shipped on Monday and arrived on Wednesday. You can't expect better service than that.
I have neighbor who lives across the street from me. His
name is Tommy Thompson and he plays and sings and also does guitar repairs and is quite good at it. He will be doing the assembly for me.
I am looking forward to getting a nice 8 string in just a few short days, I will post some pictures when it is done.
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Godfrey Arthur

 

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Post  Posted 8 May 2020 10:04 pm    
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I like that it's Fender shaped and made of poplar. The pickups are home made. Usually the original versions of this guitar have the pickups missing gone to Broadcaster wannabes.
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Morgan Scoggins

 

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Post  Posted 3 Jun 2020 11:28 am     Hudson lap steel completed and delivered
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I just got my new lap steel delivered by Tommy Thompson. He does guitar repair and plays too.
It looks and plays great! he converted the wooden case it was shipped in, to a nice case for the guitar .
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Morgan Scoggins

 

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Post  Posted 7 Jun 2020 10:23 am     What A great lap steel this is!
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I have now had this instrument for about a week and I can say that it's the best thing I could have done to help me get better at my playing. I simply can't put it down!
It plays great and sounds wonderful.
Mr Hudson did a nice job getting the parts I needed and Tommy Thompson did a great job of putting it all together. He said he applied about twelve coats of tung oil to the body. It took a little while longer than I expected but it was well worth the wait.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 7 Jun 2020 5:14 pm     Good Things Come To Those That Wait
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Morgan Scoggins,

What a wonderful looking lap steel and that case is totally awesome.

I'm glad you say it plays as good as it looks and that, while it took longer than you expected, it was worth the wait.

Thanks for sharing the photos and your thoughts!
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Morgan Scoggins

 

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Post  Posted 8 Jun 2020 2:02 am    
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The wait wasn't all that much. Tommy first told me two weeks and it ended up being three weeks mostly due to a health issue with Tommy's Mother. Not bad!
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Don Barnhill


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California, USA
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2020 10:51 am    
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This kit looks like an awesome way to build your own. I may have to use some stimulus money to order one.

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Robert Rogers

 

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Manchester,TN
Post  Posted 21 Jun 2020 7:38 am    
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Jimmie will you be offering these in a 10 string at some point?
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Jimmie Hudson

 

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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 21 Jun 2020 8:20 am     kits
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Robert Rogers wrote:
Jimmie will you be offering these in a 10 string at some point?
I may offer a 10 string kit later but it will be a different body than the string master or Champ style body.
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Robert Rogers

 

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Manchester,TN
Post  Posted 21 Jun 2020 8:49 pm    
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That would be great Jimmie.I would love to have one and tune it c6th
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john widgren


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wilton CT USA
Post  Posted 26 Jul 2020 6:18 pm     lapsteel
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I modified the bridge and nut for higher action and better string break. Vintage Fender nitro lacquer

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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 27 Jul 2020 8:57 am    
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John,

Looks real nice. Great job on the finish.
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2020 3:03 am    
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Here's mine. This will be my camping rig. Note the Forest Service green. It was easy and fun. Got it really fast from Jimmie. Thanks!


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Bob Sigafoos

 

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San Clemente, Calif. , U.S.
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2020 7:23 pm     Pick ups for Stringmaster
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Johnny, in your pictures a pick up is shown for the Champ style guitar but not on the Stringmaster guitar. Are two pick ups included? If not, any suggestions for acquiring them?
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Jimmie Hudson

 

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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2020 5:09 am     Re: Pick ups for Stringmaster
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Bob Sigafoos wrote:
Johnny, in your pictures a pick up is shown for the Champ style guitar but not on the Stringmaster guitar. Are two pick ups included? If not, any suggestions for acquiring them?
No pickups are in the String master style kits, You can get them from Jerry Sentell pickups.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 14 Oct 2020 7:24 am     Re: Pick ups for Stringmaster
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Jimmie Hudson wrote:
No pickups are in the String master style kits, You can get them from Jerry Sentell pickups.

I had Jerry build me two custom 7-string pickups for my "Ultramaster" rescue/conversion. They sound excellent.
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