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Old 03-22-2012, 10:59 AM   #406
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I have a few of these my late father in law left behind. He built them as a hobby. He didn't believe in buying parts he could make so the only store bought parts are the machine heads and volume pedal although, he could have made them too. I hope to have time to learn to play them someday.

That's pretty awesome.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #407
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I have a few of these my late father in law left behind. He built them as a hobby. He didn't believe in buying parts he could make so the only store bought parts are the machine heads and volume pedal although, he could have made them too. I hope to have time to learn to play them someday.

Pretty cool. I'm wondering how the pedals are set up as they look to be a non-standard arrangement. Is it tuned e9/c6?

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #408
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Pretty cool. I'm wondering how the pedals are set up as they look to be a non-standard arrangement. Is it tuned e9/c6?

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Good question, not knowing much about playing them, one I can't answer.

I have 8 and 10 string versions along with 8 string lap steels. This one is tuned Hawaiian, although don't know the exact tuning. He was stationed on the islands in WWII and played in a band where he learned steel so all the ones I have are tuned in some tropical fashion. The two left pedals work on the near set and the two middle the far set and the right, both.

I can play some of Harbor Lights and a little of Last Date, poorly, but want to tune the 10 string versions Western.

Haven't had time to goof with them much but want to.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #409
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I had a MSA years ago, I never learned to play it very well. I knew Tommy Morell, Larry White, Maurice Anderson if you've ever heard of any of those guys.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #410
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I don't know about them but bet my FIL would have.

I played with a couple steel players in Florida in the 70s that were top notch, love the sound of a well played pedal. One fellow, Dean Bass, would get to playing a rock tune and have both hands, both feet and both knees tearing it up. Looked like he badly needed to take a break.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #411
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I had a MSA years ago, I never learned to play it very well. I knew Tommy Morell, Larry White, Maurice Anderson if you've ever heard of any of those guys.
I've still got an MSA and chat with Maurice from time to time.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #412
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This dude I went to high school with has his own signature guitar
http://www.bcrich.com/models/guitars...Jon-Donais/193
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #413
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These are pretty interesting:

ID ARTV-PORTRAIT DADDY MOJO from Jonathan Harnois on Vimeo.



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Old 03-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #414
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I've still got an MSA and chat with Maurice from time to time.

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I haven't seen him in years, Tommy died a few years ago.
This is me back in the day, wish I still had that guitar.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #415
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I'm looking to buy a guitar for my daughter. I need to ship it to her as she lives on the east coast. I can't afford to buy anything expensive, plus I think it may be just a fad for her. She's petite, so I was thinking of a youth size? Any suggestions?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #416
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I'm looking to buy a guitar for my daughter. I need to ship it to her as she lives on the east coast. I can't afford to buy anything expensive, plus I think it may be just a fad for her. She's petite, so I was thinking of a youth size? Any suggestions?
Acoustic or electric? Even with smaller women, youth size is sometimes a bit too small for the fingers and arms to work around.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #417
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Sorry, an acoustic guitar. Have seen some on CL, Yamahas, Epiphone, Ibanez? I've no idea.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #418
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Sorry, an acoustic guitar. Have seen some on CL, Yamahas, Epiphone, Ibanez? I've no idea.
This thread might help. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774222

I recommended the Yamaha FG700S, Martin LX1 or a Taylor Baby Taylor.
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Sorry, an acoustic guitar. Have seen some on CL, Yamahas, Epiphone, Ibanez? I've no idea.
Any of those listed will work. Truthfully, I don't believe the guitar makes the player anymore, but you should buy new from a reputable shop that will have it set up and tuned with good strings. The learning curve is a little easier when you're not playing on janky equipment. For low to midrange budget, a lot of people can get into Alvarez. I like them as well, but I don't really go buying up acoustics.
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Thanks guys, seems the wife and my youngest have decided on getting her a Fender from amazon. Comes with some basic stuff, $118 delivered. I'm not hoping for anything spectacular, just something she'll plink around. It's something my oldest has been asking for for a year. Getting it for her birthday.
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