10-String Zephyr Dobro
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Strings & instruction for lap steel, Hawaiian and pedal steel guitars
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995
It was good to meet you at the Steel Show. I hope Tom has more of them. Here's a picture of me and the Zephyr in 1987 shortly after we finished it.
The tuning - from low to high - is:
Notes: D A D E F# A D F# C# E ScaleStep: 1 5 1 2 3 5 1 3 7 2 Gauges: .070 .045 .032 .028 .024w .022 .014 .0115 .017 .013
Somewhere in my archives I have an as yet unpublished article I wrote on the creation of the Zephyr. I'll send it along and/or we could link it to my home page when I get that up and running.
Editor's Note: Pete later supplied this additional information:
The Zephyr Dobro was designed by Don Young, MacGregor Gaines and Pete Grant in 1987. The photo of Pete with the 10 string Zephyr was taken by singer/songwriter David Anderson, also in 1987.
The 10 string Zephyr was the prototype for the top of the line. Fewer than thirty Zephyrs were produced. None but the prototype was a 10-string. Most were 6-strings and a couple were 8-strings. Rick Turner has the first production model.
Pete Grant's home page is at www.petegrant.com.
Copyright ©1995 by Pete Grant