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Mathias Lundqvist
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From: Sweden

posted 29 March 2006 01:32 PM     profile     
I would like some help with dating my MSA. It's a S10 Classic and has serial # 1C 3521.
I think it's an late 70's model but not in any way sure...
Paul Norman
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From: North Carolina, USA

posted 29 March 2006 02:15 PM     profile     
I have a MSA Classic SN 1C2190 built Mar. 25, 1974 so it is a later model than that.
These are good guitars.
Reece Anderson
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From: Keller Texas USA

posted 29 March 2006 04:03 PM     profile     
Mathias....MSA production records indicate serial number 1C-3521 as being a black single 10 which left the factory with 5 pedals and 4 knee levers.

It's original destination was CMI who was the MSA distributor at the time. They sold it to a music store, and thats where our tracking ends. Your guitar was born September 30th 1974.

We appreciate your being part of what we consider to be the MSA family.

Mathias Lundqvist
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From: Sweden

posted 29 March 2006 10:31 PM     profile     
Wow, thank you Reece for that detailed info!
When I bought the guitar it had three pedals and three knees (plus a homemade bastard knee lever) but I have seen marks in the pedalrack that indicates five pedals. I thought at least one or two pedals had been added during the guitars life but it is very interesting to hear that it was born that way!

Is it possible to tell or guess what copedant the guitar had when it left the factory?

My plans are to add a correct LKR knee with parts from Wayne Link, and also add one LKV, so it will be 3+5. Would be nice to find parts for rebuilding it as it originaly was set up though.
I'm happy to be a part of the MSA family, really good guitars!

Paul: Do you have any pics of yours? How is it set up?

George Mc Lellan
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From: Duluth, MN USA

posted 30 March 2006 08:36 AM     profile     
Paul, my Clasic S10 4x5 was SN 2196. It's been missing since January 1984. Still looking for it.

Geo

Bo Borland
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From: Cowtown NJ

posted 30 March 2006 09:39 AM     profile     
according to the owners manual the stock copedant on the S10 Classic has P4 as a Eb lower to D , P5 was G# (6) raise to A.
The RKR lowers the E's RKL raises the E' s
LKL raises F3 to G and LKR lowers Eb to D/C# and D to C#.
Bill Hatcher has a PDF file of the manual on his website.
My S10 Classic is serial #1C-2013. I think, like yours, it shipped to CMI since I bought it from a retail dealer in Phila.
Reece?
Doug Childress
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From: Orange, Texas

posted 02 April 2006 09:22 AM     profile     
Reese, could you help me with my MSA number. Mine is an S10 with the serial #1C1086 inspected by "Van".
Reece Anderson
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From: Keller Texas USA

posted 02 April 2006 10:04 AM     profile     
Bo B....Just for the record, your guitar serial number 1C-2013 was born on February 13th 1974.

Doug C....Your guitar serial number 1C-1086 shows to be a rosewood single 10 which left the factory with 5 pedals and 4 knee levers. It originally went to our distributor located in Chicago. You guitar was born on Octomer 12th 1973.

It's wonderful to know so many MSA guitars found great homes and have proud owners.

Doug Childress
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From: Orange, Texas

posted 02 April 2006 02:26 PM     profile     
Reese I worked in the Chicago area for about 6 months in 2000. I found my MSA in a music store in Merrillville, IN just south of Chicago. The owner of the store had used it for many years and had it for sale. I cleaned it up and it made a beautiful guitar. I sent you a picture to post on the MSA website.

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