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  1. I think the white "rim" around the bridge is...

    I think the white "rim" around the bridge is buildup of old polish. I might try using a moist Q-tip to see if some of it would clean off a bit. Perhaps some glue had been used to fill the gap between...
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    Thanks, Hans! I'm curious how far apart the SNs...

    Thanks, Hans! I'm curious how far apart the SNs for these two guitars were? I assume close enough that they are in the same "batch?" (tho' I suppose that once the backs are cut, they might hang...
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    Mostly laptop. Tablet (2nd hand Kindle fire) or...

    Mostly laptop. Tablet (2nd hand Kindle fire) or android phone when traveling. I find the "mobile device" site very confining...
  4. "Buegrass Jubilee" was the model "name"...

    "Buegrass Jubilee" was the model "name" associated with the D-40 when it was introduced in 1963. A cutaway version of the D-40, the D-40C was introduced in 1975. I don't know that the Westerly-built...
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    Good to hear from you! Welcome back!

    Good to hear from you! Welcome back!
  6. Sitka spruce top with "straight" braces (meaning...

    Sitka spruce top with "straight" braces (meaning not scalloped or shaved). Adirondack spruce wasn't really used by Guild until the Tacoma factory. Indian rosewood back and sides. Unbound ebony fret...
  7. I don't think Guild used Adirondack (or Red)...

    I don't think Guild used Adirondack (or Red) spruce until the Tacoma factory. Pretty much all Sitka in the Westerly years, tho' years ago someone mentioned perhaps Engleman spruce on some of the...
  8. Thread: Technique

    by GardMan
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    Technique? All I have is bad... I mostly play...

    Technique? All I have is bad...

    I mostly play to accompany my (mediocre) singing.... mostly cowboy and folk songs in the privacy of my basement cave, and once a year I play the open mic at a...
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    DV-72NT: Nut: 1.73" (43.9 mm); E to E (ctrs):...

    DV-72NT: Nut: 1.73" (43.9 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.42" (36.1 mm)
    DV-72MK: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.46" (37 mm)
    DV-73NT: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.45" (36.8 mm)

    (some...
  10. Thread: Ngd - dv-74

    by GardMan
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    Nice! Enjoy!

    Nice! Enjoy!
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    Yes, I think that is what Hans calls the "cloud"...

    Yes, I think that is what Hans calls the "cloud" bridge.

    44536 has had the bridge routed for a thicker saddle... probably 1/8" thick. Factory saddles were 3/32". Often, routing for a thicker...
  12. Did I catch fleeting glimpses of a Guild...

    Did I catch fleeting glimpses of a Guild headstock with peaked GUILD and G-shield @ 42s, 46s, and 2:12 (behind and left of Fogarty)?
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    I also have seen "flamed" pear wood in other...

    I also have seen "flamed" pear wood in other makers builds... but I've owned one and seen quite a few other pear wood Guild D-44s (on-line), and none were flamed to this degree. That, and the tint of...
  14. Yes, that's a mahogany-topped flat back D-25. ...

    Yes, that's a mahogany-topped flat back D-25.

    Check the "For Sale" section of LTG... mavuser has a '70 D-25CH for sale.
  15. Thread: Dv 74

    by GardMan
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    Yep... I re-checked my notes and pics....

    Yep... I re-checked my notes and pics. gecalloways DV-74 was the Atlanta 74 that was for sale a couple times back in ~2013 (there a couple threads on LTG discussing it). The other DV-74 I have pics...
  16. Thread: Dv 74

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    I only recall 2 DV-74s for sale during the dozen...

    I only recall 2 DV-74s for sale during the dozen years I have been watching: one that was for sale for a number of years on the Atlanta Craigslist, and one bought earlier this year by LTGer...
  17. Thread: Lots of rain

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    We had the 2nd wettest spring (Mar-May) on record...

    We had the 2nd wettest spring (Mar-May) on record in Salt Lake City this year, with more than 11" water. We have already had more water this year than ALL of last year (just over 10" all year).
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    From the shape of the pickguard and the open back...

    From the shape of the pickguard and the open back tuners, I am thinking that D-40 is made in New Hartford... maybe an early one. Can't say whether or not it is Adirondack spruce, tho'...
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    Also discussed here......

    Also discussed here...
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    I may be wrong, but my recollection was that only...

    I may be wrong, but my recollection was that only the D-40s labeled "Blue grass special (or was it jubilee?)"" had Adirondack spruce tops, tho' the others might have had Adirondack spruce braces....
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    Try the JP 80/20s... I had a '74 D-25. All my...

    Try the JP 80/20s... I had a '74 D-25. All my other Guild dreads sound best (to me) with JP PBs (I play either lights, bluegrass gauge, or new mediums, depending on the guitar). But for some reason,...
  22. The SN #85033 corresponds to a build from 1973....

    The SN #85033 corresponds to a build from 1973. According to Beesely's and Moust's books, the F-47 was introduced in 1964, and Beesely indicates it was discontinued in 1974. The best way to get an...
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    Nice review! The 46s with rosewood back pieces...

    Nice review!

    The 46s with rosewood back pieces are actually EARLY examples. Mine (of which you showed a pic) , which has the back piece, is from 81.

    I think the inner stripe on the neck is...
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    Enjoy!

    Enjoy!
  25. Thread: Mystery pic

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    When I was a graduate student back about 1980,...

    When I was a graduate student back about 1980, our lab got one of the very early microwaves... to melt agar, and otherwise heat laboratory items. Of course (very much against lab safety protocols),...
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