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    As a pedal steel enthusiast, the series is pure gold for me. All those ZBs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    Being a Guild fan, Iím fascinated to see so many of them in the background!
    Guild pushed hard to get Nashville endorsements, probably gave away a bunch of instruments to get them onstage. Not that they weren't excellent guitars, but you can see, from different periods, the results of aggressive marketing campaigns. Ovation guitars later, then Takamines with the good built-in piezo pickups.

    It was nice to see Merle Travis's Martin with the aftermarket Semie Moseley neck and Fender-esque headstock.
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    That's beautiful.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    And cased in an orange, plush-lined case - just like the teles/strats...

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    I'd like to note that while most folks were trying to identify the Gibson's and Martin's I managed to identify Marty Stuart's first toy guitar and Hank Williams Jr.'s first uke like instrument. Read em and weep.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    You da man, Mike!
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