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 (within reason) at no extra charge (as long as no additional parts are required).

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1984 gloss rosewood mica all-pull Franklin D-10 8×5 (Sold!)

These highly desirable guitars do not come up for sale very often and this one is in very nice condition! I believe Paul Franklin Sr. only produced around 300 total guitars since the late 70’s and sadly, they are no longer being built.

Mr. Franklin, who had originally worked at Sho-Bud, decided to venture out and design and build his own steel with several vast improvements and minimal overtones for his son, the world renowned Paul Franklin Jr. (and the Nashville recording community). Besides, Paul Franklin Jr., quite a few other major steel guitarists, such as Mike Johnson use the Franklin steel guitar for recording. The Nashville recording engineers love these guitars! They have a unique, very recognizable voice of their own and are very well constructed. Excellent tone, string separation and sustain, along with almost effortless pedal and knee lever action.

This guitar has a triple raise, double lower changer. Lower compensators (which Mr. Franklin originally designed) are utilized on a few strategic strings . Split-tuning is accomplished for strings five and six on the E9 neck using the “third pull rod method”. For example; using RKL (F#) and Pedal 2 (A) results in a tunable G note for the 6th string. And the LKV (Bb) along with Pedal 1 (C#) results in tunable C notes for strings 5 and 10. A partial “Franklin Change” is installed on Pedal 4 (whole-tone lower on strings 5 and 10 only).

The guitar currently 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 (within reason) at no extra charge (as long as no additional parts are required). The pickups are highly sought after original chrome-surround Bill Lawrence 705 humbuckers. There are two independent neck selector switches along with two output jacks. According to Mr. Franklin, the second one can be used as a “tuner-out” jack if desired.

The guitar was originally built to sit 1″ lower than standard, so I’ve installed a 1″ lift kit to raise it up to standard height. The original hard case is in very good condition and a D2F leg bag is included as well.

$11,500.00 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 in a tunable G note for the 6th string. And the LKV (Bb) along with Pedal 1 (C#) results in tunable C notes for strings 5 and 10. 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 (within reason) 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 ready to post for sale yet) Update: December 5, 2017 – Here is an idea of some of the guitars I’m going to be working on soon. Early next year, I plan to restore a 1993 Emmons satin walnut mica D-10 LeGrande II all-pull guitar. I also plan to build one Emmons gloss black mica D-10 push-pull, one gloss black mica S-10 Emmons push-pull guitar and one red lacquer S-10 Emmons push-pull guitar..

I recently acquired the following Emmons push-pull guitars:

(1) Rosewood mica ’74 Emmons D-10 8×5. Will be posted for sale after some minor refurbishing and setup work.

(2) Black mica ’81 Emmons D-10 8×5. Will be posted for sale after a complete restoration.

 

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