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  1. Greetings, Have been a member for a few years but mostly just a lurker. I have a very nice Gibson Centennial Smeck (#50 out of 100 made) for sale currently. I have owned since new. I hope I am posting this on the appropriate board on the group. (If not, please direct) If anyone is interested, feel free to contact me with any questions, etc.. rchgck@yahoo.com https://www.ebay.com/itm/264058372283?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Thanks, Rich
  2. Just called Fuller's. They have two Radio Grande's, newer post 1994 but no Stage Deluxe's. This is what I am looking for. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://homepage.mac.com/cybercat/.Pictures/Acoustics/IMG_0551.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D128516%26page%3D2&usg=__QfmKFNyPBJS98KN8ZSZ24-HTxVQ=&h=547&w=588&sz=370&hl=en&start=6&sig2=oLmDo_3tbPbn1A_um6wXqA&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=zF97xgF2oGMXjM:&tbnh=126&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstage%2Bdeluxe%2Breissue%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Ds%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=31fsS9XjEIKdlgeStKi0CA If anyone knows of one of the newer Stage Deluxe's for sale please drop me a line. rchgck@yahoo.com Thanks,
  3. Another great Smeck showed up on ebay today. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1934-Gibson-Roy-Smeck-Radio-Grande-Rosewood-/220604467029?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item335d0d0755 Does anyone know where I can find a Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe reissue? Thanks, R
  4. Ry Cooder and a State Deluxe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQaSGAxIGkc&playnext_from=TL&videos=WcdzG6mx_SY
  5. There is a Smeck "project guitar" currently on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220600978546&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
  6. That is really disappointing to hear the Smeck signature reissue is on hold. The auction for the unconverted Smeck that was on ebay just ended and sold for $4800. Can anyone clarify the differences between the Smeck prototypes (most look to have 2" width nut but nothing screened on the pegboard, ie: Stage Deluxe, etc) and the Smeck Stage Deluxe's produced around 2005 with the Stage Deluxe screened on it. http://www.avenue-guitars.com/Acoustics/Gibson%20-%20Roy%20Smeck%20HS.JPG I also can't keep the nut widths straight. Some are 2" some not. Some models have gold tuners and a fretboard that resembles the 1994 Centennial Radio Grande inlays. (second set of photos) http://forums.gibson.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=25504 The first pic in the above link looks like a 2005. One just sold on ebay a few months ago. It's hard to keep track of all these. I really like the Smeck at Fuller's but it does not have the "Roy Smeck Stage De Luxe" on the pegboard, which is a must for me. One last question. The 2005 Smeck's that I have seen all have the pick guard placed over the white trim on the soundhole. http://www.avenue-guitars.com/Acoustics/Gibson%20-%20Roy%20Smeck.JPG Anyone know why? Would it be possible to reposition the pick guard on such a model? Todd, it looks like the Smeck you have is a 2005 with the strange pick guard placement. I would be very interested to hear what the specs are on that model, specifically the nut width. R
  7. Thanks for the info on the neck reset. I would have guessed less than $1500 but as someone stated, you want it done right the first time by someone who knows what they are doing. It was nice to hold an original Smeck and feel how wide the neck was. If I remember correctly the neck had a V behind it. I really want an original Smeck converted. I liked the wide fretboard. I could imagine it would take playing to another place and make you compensate for the things you could not do (like low fret barring for example) with other more creative ways of playing. I think in some regard this is what Jackson Browne does with his Smeck fleet. I have one of the Radio Grande Reissues and the Stage Deluxe felt the same outside of the neck, width and the intense V on the back. The guitar is built like a fireplug. It will be interesting to see what happens near the end of the auction and how much this Smeck goes for. I am looking at one of the Smeck Stage DeLuxe reissues or prototypes that is for sale, assuming it was from a run for the Jackson Browne signature. The store says it was made in 2005. I have only seen a few of these around. I really want the "Stage DeLuxe" on the peg board and the white tuners as opposed to some I have seen with no screening and gold tuners. Can anyone shed any light on the production of these Stage DeLuxe's from 2005 and on the Jackson Browne signature model referenced in forums. Is this something that is in the works or rumored to be in the works? Is that going to happen any time soon? I am hoping it's an exact replica of a 34 Smeck Stage Deluxe as if a conversion had been done, big baseball bat neck and all. Probably wishfull thinking. There is just something about these Smeck's that I am obsessed with. Hope to own reissues of each (Radio Grande and Stage DeLuxe) and someday two orignials of each. I better start saving now. Any idea on how many Smeck were produced from 34 to 42 or whatever their production span was? R
  8. FYI to all Smeckheads.. There is a really nice Stage DeLuxe on ebay right now. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=280433449735&Category=118979&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2 The location was at a pawn shop in Newark, Ohio so I drove over to see it today. No serial number anywhere, inside on head stock, etc. The guitar is in great condition. No cracks that I could find, neck looked good. It's still in original fretless form for Hawaiian playing. Considering the current bid and the fact that it would need a neck reset and frets I decided to pass. Really great looking guitar. I never had the chance to hold an original Smeck. The fretboard is really huge but I liked it. Hoping to find one of these converted in the 3K range someday. The guy who showed it to me told me that a guy had brought it and a twelve string acoustic in and they had no idea what they had at the time. They had local music shop take a look at it and decided to put it on ebay. You never know what is going to turn up in a pawn shop. I took a few additional photos. If anyone is interested email me at rchgck (at) yahoo.com. I am in no way affiliated with the seller, just putting the tip out there. R
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