'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby bluzeluvr » Wed May 10, 2006 10:15 am

The seller provided me this information.

"Johnson labelled this as a JM 999-M4. Nickel plated bell brass with a matte finish. Honduran Mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 3 x 6 inch hand spun aluminium cones.

Tri cone, Chrysanthemum engraved, Matte Finish is the description in their catalog with the Cat #
GDA-D999M-4."


Looks like a model only marketed outside the U.S.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby david » Wed May 10, 2006 2:47 pm

If anyone is interested in getting one, I would suggest checking with Pappy at Coast to Coast to see what kind of a deal he can make on it.

That is about the best looking tri-cone I've seen.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby rustyslide » Wed May 10, 2006 9:27 pm

>I think what National Resophonic could do to most tempt me
>to consider one of their products would be to make a
>brilliant glossy red Polychrome Tricone. I don't like their
>dull earth-tones.

Red tricones are sexy. I think I've seen one around here somewhere :D
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby ricochet » Wed May 10, 2006 9:47 pm

For that matter, if Johnson offered one I'd be tempted. I'm not gonna paint mine, though. I like the (mostly) shiny nickel. (It's getting a little wear and tarnish on it.)

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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby bluzeluvr » Wed May 10, 2006 10:52 pm

Hmmm. Candy Apple red tricone, with an ebony fretboard? And maybe a "black chrome" cover plate, contrasted against a standard chrome tailpiece?
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby ricochet » Thu May 11, 2006 12:57 am

Now we're talkin'!

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Postby richard » Tue May 30, 2006 10:23 am

I put a bid on the brushed finish tricone, which finally sold yesterday after being relisted once or twice.
The opening bid was $495, and it sold for about $650 which is still a good deal over here, considering that most asian made single cones go for between $800 - $1000.
I'm not a huge fan of the shiny finish, and i'm not even a huge tricone fan, but i really liked the look of that guitar.
Pity someone else got it.

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Re: RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby bluzeluvr » Tue May 30, 2006 11:49 am

ricochet wrote:For that matter, if Johnson offered one I'd be tempted. I'm not gonna paint mine, though. I like the (mostly) shiny nickel. (It's getting a little wear and tarnish on it.)


This isn't a metal-body, but as far as red tricones go, I think it looks pretty cool. Only red one I've seen. If I was on the market for a budget-priced, wooden tricone, this would be awfully tempting.

http://www.ozark-acoustic.com/graphics/ ... /3517x.jpg

Ozark Model 3517
    Tricone resonator
    Flamed maple top
    Lyre inlaid fingerboard
    Dragon inlay on headstock
    Chrome fittings
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Postby rustyslide » Wed May 31, 2006 11:18 pm

bluzeluvr wrote:Only red one I've seen


8) I couldn't resist:

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Postby bluzeluvr » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:06 pm

Wow. Electrified, 12 string, wooden tricone, with cutaway. That must be some mean blues axe. Nice touch with the Gibson style "speed" knobs. Nice tweed case to boot. Now I am really envious. Don't recognize the headstock logo. Some local luthier's, custom-made model?

Is that metal, polished brass? Ebony fretboard or just darkened rosewood? Does that fretboard have a compound radius? Looks like it goes from pretty curvy to somewhat flatter.
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Postby guitarslim101 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:14 pm

Rusty, you're making me drool on my keyboard again.
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Postby rustyslide » Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:56 pm

Yeah, it was made by a guy who used to post here, Doug Larson. It's quite fun to play.

It has an ebony fretboard and t-bridge; unplated brass for the metal fittings; cherry vaneered birch-ply body, chestnut binding, maple neck. I think the radius is the same the length of the neck.

The electronics are tempermental right now as it's been knocked around a bit - I played at a friend's wedding reception last night, and everything was working when I set up, but when I was set to play, no pickup sound; luckily I was mic'd.
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:44 pm

I hadn't seen the Ozark-branded tricones before. Wonder if AXL makes them, too?
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