Thank you everybody! I have known about the Pickin' Parlor for a long time. It is a great shop with an excellent staff. I was just curious if there might be another reso-friendly dealer somewhere closer to my home. I'll be making that long drive to Arvada next week.
There is a place in Conifer, Colorado that I have heard of in the past - combination recording studio, getaway with airbnb rentals and apparently some kind of guitar shop. They are a dealer for National Guitars, no idea if they have any Scheerhorns, or any other squareneck resonators but it would be worth contacting them.
Shadow Mountain Recording Studio and Conifer Home:
Thank you Mark. I am surprised that I have never heard of Resonator Guitars.us. I cannot tell from their website if they actually have instruments in stock, but as you posted they are authorized National dealers offering the complete catalog, including Scheerhorn. I live in a remote part of southwestern Colorado and sometimes drive through Conifer on my way to Denver. It is 250 miles from my place, but only 30 miles from the Pickin' Parlor. I will definitely check them both out. Thanks again!
Just back from Denver. While I was there, I stopped by the Old Towne Pickin' Parlor in Arvada. They had a mint 2019 Beard MA-6 on consignment. I bought it and it is even better than I realized in the shop, amazing really. 71 years old and I am totally stoked.
Wow - that sure worked out for you. Congratulations!
But we need pictures or it didn't happen.
I used to travel a lot for work and I usually would bring along a zip-up pouch with a bar and picks in case I came across a music store and there might be something cool in stock that I couldn't resist.
It was extremely rare that I can across anything in the steel guitar family of instruments that I couldn't pass up.
Thanks Mark. Like you, I have managed to resist quite a few great instruments in my time, but as soon as I played this MA-6 any resistance I may have had completely evaporated. I've been playing my Beard Vintage R for a long time and am still very happy with it, but for the past few years I've been looking for a second instrument with a different sound that I could keep in a different tuning. I know it would have been more cost effective to install a Doubleshot tailpiece, but for me, it was time for a new sound and the MA-6 has that in spades. I've never attached a photo to a post before, but here goes...