Dick Miller Memorial
R.I.P. Dear friend...
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This is by far the most beautiful and best built steel I've even seen, played or owned The woodwork and machining is UNREAL. Dick really outdid himself on this one. 9 and 6, Sealed bearings on crossshafts and pedals. Everything polished to mirror finish. Cocoa-Bolo sunburst with real pearl inlay.
From: Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Dick Miller was a great guy!!! I wish I had gotten to know him better. I bet this is a great guitar.
From: Briarcliff TX 78669
Dick Miller was a good friend, and a great craftsman. That is one beeeeyouutiful guitar Skip has. That would probably be a guitar for the rest of your life, right there. The first Bethel guitars were made in the mid-90s by master craftsman Dick Miller, a good friend and monster steel player that passed away too soon. Back in the early 80's Dick and Terry played twin steels together in a band at Sam's Casino in Las Vegas.
Dick built the first rosewood/maple Fessenden for me back in 1995. Soon after that he began making the Bethel. A totally awesome sounding guitar that I mistakenly sold to Wayne Franco some years back. Then Wayne, whom I thought would have better judgement than I Wink, sold it to someone else as well. Don't know who's building the Bethel now but I'm sure they're great guitars.
From:Candor, New York, USA
I played a Dick Miller built Bethel. It belonged to a friend named Todd Kapegian who died a few years ago.. It was the best built steel guitar I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot. Absolute perfection in workmanship. Eye popping precision.
I might be wrong, but I do believe that particular guitar found its way back to Terry.
Prototype for the Bethel Steel Guitars built in 1995......
Friends and business partners in Bethel Steel Guitars, Terry Bethel & Dick Miller