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Magnatone Makes The Scene

September 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


OK folks, here’s something old that’s new for the Second Chances site.

Magnatone #9067 Steel Guitar 1

I remember when my bud Jack Casady asked me, ‘Is there really such a thing as ‘mother of toilet seat’ or did you make that up?’ I did not make it up. Toilet seats mostly don’t look like that any more, but they did once. Anyway, this Magnatone is from the early to mid 50’s I do believe. The tone is funky and fat.

Magnatone #9067 Steel Guitar 2

Mother of toilet seat, AND chrome. Ah… 50’s aesthetics…

Magnatone #9067 Steel Guitar 3

You can see where one of the knobs on the tuning pegs have turned to dust. I know some folks who are so anal, they would save the dust in a plastic bag. I am not one of these, I will, however, include the replacement knobs I got from Stewart-MacDonald’s in Athens, Ohio. They’ve got more gadgets there than Carter has little liver pills.

Magnatone Amp 1

Here’s the matching Amp. Yeah, I know, it needs to be cleaned… That’s why it’s affordable. It needs love… you can supply that.

magnatone amp 2

Here’s the nomenclature:

Magnatone #9067 Steel Guitar & Matching Amp in Green Mother Of Toilet Seat

This is is a fixer-upper… it’s going to need a little work. It was going to be a project for me twenty years ago when I got it and then life got in the way and it just sat there. I will include a set of replacement buttons for the tuners. That way, the original gears will remain intact. One of you guitar and amp lovers out there will have some big fun restoring this matched Steel and Amp. Considering that I’m paying for shipping and insurance, this is still a nice deal for this 50’s something vintage pair. Price: $495.00

Remember, proper provenance will be provided with every piece.

I think I’ll go out to the shop and browse through the stacks to see else I can come up with.

This Item has now been sold 9/12/11.

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  1. jim hitchcock
    September 7th, 2011 at 14:24 | #1

    I’ll need my finger stretcher to hit the high notes!

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    September 7th, 2011 at 15:55 | #2

    Wish I knew how to play and how to fix it up! I like the color !

  3. Dave Millard
    September 7th, 2011 at 17:07 | #3

    I had a great old Magnetone amp once, until I started getting 110 volts coming through every piece of metal on the guitar…I will only suffer so much for my music

  4. Richard
    September 7th, 2011 at 18:49 | #4

    Here’s the problem I see with listing like this.I like this setup.amp especially..I have limited funds to work with..if I was to commit to the deal,who knows if you will pull out an Epi Signature Jorma Riviera electric next? Korea with the good pickups.Gotta stand my ground..

  5. joe in DC
    September 7th, 2011 at 19:18 | #5

    and alass i know nothing ’bout playing anything musical…like i said JK I love to listen and rock to Tuna, u guys r my band, always have been, but play, thats out of my realm 4 sure.

  6. Steve Singer
    September 8th, 2011 at 14:19 | #6

    Got a buddy who LOVES Magnatones. Forwarded him your link.

  7. Craig K
    September 8th, 2011 at 16:08 | #7

    Mother of Toilet Seat? So many comments and so little time….

  8. dale beeks
    September 8th, 2011 at 22:59 | #8

    Hello from Iowa Jorma….we all miss you. If the isn’t sold, I’ll take it.
    Dale 319-431-5031

  9. Tommy Lee in St. Louis
    September 9th, 2011 at 08:43 | #9

    Dale must have bought it.
    Way to go, man!

  10. Cyndy Consentino
    September 9th, 2011 at 11:11 | #10

    Wow, Dale from Iowa, you are so lucky!

  11. joe in dc
    September 9th, 2011 at 18:52 | #11

    cool dale

  12. joe in dc
    September 9th, 2011 at 19:07 | #12

    glad to see a newly announced HT elektric show… Athens… cool..but a 30 minute set…wow long way to go from dC

  13. Richard
    September 9th, 2011 at 21:11 | #13

    Joe in d.c. regarding 30 minute set and travel expense.is there a way I can help offset your fuel bill to athens? or make it less painful for ya? Anyway..have a great weekend..

  14. joe in dc
    September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 | #14

    what you thinking?
    I am all ears and open to talk…
    are u in dC area?

  15. chuck
    September 10th, 2011 at 13:20 | #15

    Jorma they still make the seats and you can see one at toiletseatsource.com

  16. Max Bernheimer
    September 11th, 2011 at 19:51 | #16

    Jorma- cant help but think that you could raise much more money (assuming that there is a charity at the end of this) by having one big, more public sale at Christie’s. Let me know if you want me to connect you to the right people there.

  17. Tommy Lee in St. Louis
    September 12th, 2011 at 10:34 | #17

    I think Jorma will enjoy doing this HIS way…that’s just the way he is.
    And that’s the way we like him.
    The Captain charts his own course.

  18. Cyndy Consentino
    September 12th, 2011 at 14:36 | #18

    Totally agree with Tommy Lee! Let Jorma do things his way!

  19. Joe in DC
    September 12th, 2011 at 14:44 | #19

    Jorma will figure out the best way to deal w/ his stuff…

  20. September 12th, 2011 at 20:52 | #20

    Beautiful set, would have loved this. Still my electrics through an amazing 66 Magnatone Estay and would not trade it for anything -;0) All the best!!

  21. dale beeks
    September 13th, 2011 at 18:38 | #21

    Dale in Iowa here… Can’t wait to put the blue MOTS Magnatone back in playing condition… what do you think? Matching blue plastic shoes for effect? OK…maybe just a belt, except I have no idea where one might find a mother-of-toilet-seat belt…thankfully. Play on!

  22. Steve Mac
    September 23rd, 2013 at 08:05 | #22

    Hey Cap’n Hows the Ole L 5 S doin?

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