Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pull Your Pistol

Freak of the Week
This six stringer is a six shooter. Colt Peacemaker, designed by Jim Cairnes. This English made Star guitar has Cairnes pickups, & ebony fretboard. The trigger is the volume, & the hammer selects the pickups. The cartridge ejector rod is a push/pull tone control. Currently on display at the American Guitar Museum in New York.

9 comments:

  1. Have you played this guitar ?

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  2. I haven't had the pleasure of playing this one yet, but will certainly "pull the trigger" as the opportunity presents itself.

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  3. I believe that this one is in the American Guitar Museum in NY do you know the where abouts of any others?

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  4. Only two reported to have been made. Joe Walsh is the owner of other. Some day I'll ask him to see it.

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  5. Hi do you know Joe Walsh, and if you could get a picture of him holding it I would like to see it as it was my dad that designed and built the Colt Peacemaker. If you have any other info or pictures I would like to see them. Unfortunately my dad passed away in May this year.

    Marvin

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  6. Hi Did you have chance to see if you had any more info on the Colt ?

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  7. Hi Marvin. I'm very sorry to hear about your father. I'm certain tha Jim was a great man, & my condolences go out to you & your family. I don't believe that a picture exists of Joe with this guitar, as I've never seen it on stage with him. His guitar collection nubers in the several hundreds, & this is most likely cased and tucked safely away in Joe's archives. I sent Joe a message today & suggested he get a picture for us. Cross your fingers.

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  8. Thank you for your kind words. After my dad passed away my brother and I went through his workshop to clear out any bits and bobs and came across a Colt body it was sprayed but had no other parts with it, we also found a neck which was only just started but was not intended for the body of the Colt. To cut a long story short I had all the brass wear cast, polished the body, wound two pickups and wired it all and with the help and guidence of Mark Bailey of Bailey Guitars I finished the neck and put it together. I have a few pictures of the Colt and will send them to you if you send me your email address.

    Marvin

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  9. I'd be honored to post pics of your Colt on my site. My email address is: Duganrox@aol.com
    Really great to connect with you Marvin. The whole music community thanks you for your pics & information on what is truly a rare, interesting & inspirational guitar that everyone can enjoy.

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