Guitars Currently For Sale

Please note: All of the guitars fully described and pictured below have been at a minimum; thoroughly gone over, lubricated and setup for years of dependable, smooth playing. Because all are set up with my standard Emmons copedent, I would not think twice about playing any of them myself on the bandstand. If there were any issues found, they were resolved and of course any worn parts have been replaced. As I’ve mentioned below, I’ll be happy to switch any guitars to Day style, (or your own copedent) at no extra charge (as long as no additional parts are required).

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1979 green lacquer all-pull Sho~Bud “LDG” SD-10 3×4 (Sold!)

A very fine example of a completely original Sho~Bud LDG guitar! This model (single E9 neck on a double cabinet)was originally designed by the legendary steel guitarist, Lloyd Green.

This “one owner” was very seldom played and has been languishing in its case for several years. I’m selling this guitar for a customer in Utah on a consignment basis for him. I’ve just detailed it, changed the strings and performed a through setup and lube, so it’s now ready to gig. As you can tell from the photos, it’s in excellent condition, especially for being 38 years old! Virtually no fading of the finish of this highly figured solid maple cabinet, with only some very minimal checking in a few areas of the clear coat. It only is visible up close, in the right light and viewing angle, so I couldn’t capture it in my photos.

These are very desirable and sought after guitars with excellent playability and awesome tone!

This guitar has a triple raise, double lower changer with a very standard Emmons set up; 3×4 with E’s on the left but I’ll be happy to switch it to Day style, (or your own copedent) at no extra charge (as long as no additional parts are required). The original hard case and leg bag are also in excellent condition.

$2900.00 plus shipping. PayPal (add 3%) or cashier’s check accepted.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

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1999 gloss black mica all-pull JCH D-10 8×5

This is one of the very last guitars that the late Jimmy Crawford and John Hughey produced and utilizes the latest changer design (featuring raise helper springs). The letters JCH stand for Jenkins (Conway Twitty’s real name was Harold Jenkins), Crawford and Hughey. The serial number is 9903. You’ll notice that there are quite a few polished parts in the under carriage, so I feel the original owner must have paid a premium for this upgrade. This is a very smooth playing all-pull guitar, very similar in looks to an early Emmons Lashley LeGrande with 4 hole rod pullers. It’s an original (except for the pickups) un-restored guitar in very nice 9/10 condition. These are very desirable guitars with excellent playability and awesome tone! I believe Jimmy only produced between 200 – 300 guitars in total, so they are extremely rare and very hard to find, especially in this condition!

This guitar has a triple raise, triple lower changer and split-tuning capability for every string. For example; using RKL (F#) and Pedal 2 (A) results with a tunable G note for the 6th string. I changed the strings, did a thorough detail, lube and a set-up, so it’s all dialed in and ready to gig!

 

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This guitar has a very standard Emmons set up; 8×5 with E’s on the left but I’ll be happy to switch it to Day style, (or your own copedent) at no extra charge (as long as no additional parts are required). The Emmons single coil pickups are wound to about 19K ohms.

$4500.00 plus shipping. PayPal (add 3%) or cashier’s check accepted.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

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Coming Soon: (not quite ready to post for sale yet) Update: August 11, 2017 – Here is an idea of some of the guitars I’m working on, or will be soon. I’ve posed a couple of preview photos below of these guitars in their current condition. This year and into next, I plan to restore a 1993 Emmons satin walnut mica D-10 LeGrande II all-pull guitar and the 1974 Emmons GS-10 Student Model push-pull shown below. I also plan to build one Emmons gloss black mica D-10 push-pull and one gloss black mica S-10 Emmons push-pull guitar.

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1974 burl satin mica push-pull Emmons GS-10 3×1 (Sale Pending…)

This guitar is what was referred to by the Emmons factory as the “Student Model”. It will updated it into much more than an entry-level, student model guitar. When these models were originally sold, they were only equipped with one knee lever and the fret board was simply glued to the top of the cabinet. The string height from the fret board ended up to be a bit more than normal, which can make it a little awkward to play, if you’re used to the pro model steels. While doing the refurbishing, I will install a maple insert under the fret board to bring it up to the normal distance below the strings. I will also be installing three brand new knee levers to match the existing one.

Here is a photo of this guitar in its present condition.

This next photo of a similar Emmons GS-10 will give you an idea of what it will look like after I’m done with it.

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1970 black satin mica push-pull Emmons D-10 8×1 (Sold!)

(Now has been completely restored). This fat back cabinet guitar has a standard 8×5 Emmons style copedent and new Telonics #409 pickups. Note: I was able to salvage and reuse the rare original fret boards.

 

As you can see in the photos below, it was all original and unmodified, which is very hard to find in this day and age.

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