The Emmons push/pull steel guitars

In Buddy’s words: The wrap-around neck on the original guitars was replaced with the bolt-on design some time in the mid sixties.

In Buddy’s words: The wrap-around neck on the original guitars was replaced with the bolt-on design some time in the mid sixties. That change was short lived because the bridge was bolted to the neck, which defeated the purpose of the independent wrap-around design [a neck that mounted independent of the bridge and keyhead to avoid the tuning problems associated with temperature change ]. By the end of 1967, Ron [Lashley] went back to the wrap-around neck with a cutout in the tail end. This cut-tail design has remained the standard for all Emmons guitars.
From: John Lacey

Wrap-around
Wrap-around

Bolt-On
Bolt-On

Cut-Tail
Cut-Tail

Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form. http://www.caligraphicsdesign.com/contact/

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