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    A little side-by-side comparison of the DS-240 14...

    A little side-by-side comparison of the DS-240 14 fret VS ORPHEUM 14 fret Sloped:

    https://i.ibb.co/xJ6h71S/orph-vs-ds240.jpg
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    If the "Memoir" series is inspired by the Orpheum...

    If the "Memoir" series is inspired by the Orpheum line (which it obviously is), considered by many to be Guild's best of the best, I find it odd that Guild would chose to build them oversees rather...
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    I was specifically referring to the DS240 and...

    I was specifically referring to the DS240 and P240 (as mentioned in my post)...
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    Chaz, I think the parlor size 12 fret slotted...

    Chaz, I think the parlor size 12 fret slotted "Orpheum" look alike is the P240. The DS240 is the sloped shoulder "J45"... which could also take its cues from the sloped Orpheum I guess.

    So these...
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    Exactly, I used the terms loosely to highlight...

    Exactly, I used the terms loosely to highlight the subtle differences in shape I could perceive between 65 and 66 to avoid having to describe them in detail. I'm still fascinated how Guild could...
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    You're right Bobouz, the "mini-jumbo" F30 I've...

    You're right Bobouz, the "mini-jumbo" F30 I've always known is the early 70's model... I thought that the F30 had gone from the Hoboken OM body style to the Westerly Mini-Jumbo at that time. That's...
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    Great observations Al. I’m curious, if Guild...

    Great observations Al. I’m curious, if Guild moved to the Westerly shop around 66-67, could it be that during the transition, some F30s were built at the Hoboken shop and some at the Westerly shop...
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    Hopefully, Hans can chime in on the 65 vs 66 body...

    Hopefully, Hans can chime in on the 65 vs 66 body style.
    I also noticed that the tuners are different. See here the 66:

    http://i.imgur.com/8KqzGWY.jpg

    VS the 65:
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    Is that a top crack next to pickguard? ...

    Is that a top crack next to pickguard?

    http://i.imgur.com/44GGGT3.jpg


    If so, its exactly the same crack I have on my '65 F30:

    https://i.ibb.co/4Sd56M7/IMG-4705.jpg
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    I have a '65 F30, it has a top crack that's been...

    I have a '65 F30, it has a top crack that's been cleated and has its fair share of dings and scratches. Its also due for a neck reset, refret and a new bridge. My luthier has estimated the cost at...
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    Hmmm, I had no idea Daddario made a similar gauge...

    Hmmm, I had no idea Daddario made a similar gauge set. Reading the description, it pretty much describes my experience with the JP New Mediums so far. I also find the highs sound rounder and fuller...
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    Following up on this thread... just tried some...

    Following up on this thread... just tried some John Pearse 80/20 710 New Mediums on my F55 and gotta say it sounds and feels glorious. The string gauges on this set are quite interesting:...
  13. Thread: Ngd f-55

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    Welcome to the F55 club D30man and congrats on...

    Welcome to the F55 club D30man and congrats on picking up a great guitar. :-)
    If you haven’t done so yet, try it with alternate tunings. Sounds amazing in open D with a thick low end but not muddy....
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    I’d be careful before putting on heavies on any...

    I’d be careful before putting on heavies on any guitar. Check to make sure it will handle the extra tension.
    If your not getting the tone you want with mediums, I’d be surprised if heavies would...
  15. Hey Merlin, Hmmm, a performance? I admit,...

    Hey Merlin,
    Hmmm, a performance? I admit, sometimes I play for my wife and kids or my friends, but that's about it. I wish I was good enough to merit playing in front of an audience, but I think I...
  16. I've ordered a new batch of strings to test on my...

    I've ordered a new batch of strings to test on my SJ200 including:

    - John Pearse 710NM New Mediums 13-55
    - Dr Sunbeams 13-56
    - Newtone Master Class 12-53
    - D'Addario 80/20 12-53

    I'm not a...
  17. As per my luthier's recommendation, I removed the...

    As per my luthier's recommendation, I removed the UST and put the old strings back on, and to my ears, the guitar had more resonance and better tone all around. Following that, I raised the action...
  18. Scale as in neck length or tuning? Neck is 25.5...

    Scale as in neck length or tuning? Neck is 25.5 and I'm in standard tuning.

    I think it was Al that mentioned that maybe it needed to open up a little more which I hadn't thought about, so I'm...
  19. To put everything into perspective: On a scale...

    To put everything into perspective:

    On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being heavenly bliss), with new strings, the tone from my SJ200 starts at a 10, stays there for about 2 weeks, then drops down...
  20. Copied from other forum:...

    Copied from other forum:
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    When I put fresh strings on it (D'addario EJ16 12-53s) it sounds glorious... one of the best sounding guitars I own.

    After about 2...
  21. The better the guitar, the shorter the string life?

    I've started a post on another forum concerning the string life on my Gibson SJ200. I thought it would be interesting to get LTGers perspective on this...

    In a nutshell, my SJ200 sounds absolutely...
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    Ray, from one F55 owner to another, I'm still...

    Ray, from one F55 owner to another, I'm still experimenting with different strings to see how I can sculpt the F55's tone and feel. First I would ask, if you're tuned to standard pitch or alternate...
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    Eh... wouldn't that be an M20... not an F20? I...

    Eh... wouldn't that be an M20... not an F20?

    I was just curious why JethroTech had sold his F20 so soon after picking it up...
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    Funny how what goes around, comes around... Found...

    Funny how what goes around, comes around... Found this F20 listed on a local Canadian classified:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1397857190


    https://image.ibb.co/ceXKC0/f20.jpg...
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    I had a custom pickguard done for my F55 by...

    I had a custom pickguard done for my F55 by Taylor Mullins at Holter Pickguards https://www.facebook.com/holterpickguards/. He could probably tell you what material and thickness was used on your...
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