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    F-47 LTG Member Review

    How long have you owned the F-47:
    Year & specific model:
    Purchased new or used:
    Price paid:

    Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

    Build quality
    Looks
    Projection
    Bass
    Mids
    Highs
    Sustain
    Playability/comfort
    Dependability
    Fingerstyle
    Flatpick
    Strum

    Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor):

    Favorite Strings (one selection only):

    Would you buy another if lost/sold:

    Overall Assessment:

    Most Appreciated Characteristic:
    Least Appreciated:
    Favorite F-47 Story/Moment:

    Other observations/comments:
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    Re: F-47 LTG Member Review

    How long have you owned the F-47: 1 week
    Year & specific model: 1966 Bluegrass F-47
    Purchased new or used: used
    Price paid: n/a

    Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

    Build quality 10
    Looks very good with honest play wear: 8.5
    Projection 9
    Bass 9
    Mids 10
    Highs 10
    Sustain 9
    Playability/comfort 10
    Dependability 10
    Fingerstyle yes
    Flatpick yes
    Strum yes

    Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Excellent

    Favorite Strings (one selection only): 80/20 Phos Bronze

    Would you buy another if lost/sold: If I can find another one

    Overall Assessment: another great Guild

    Most Appreciated Characteristic: the tone, very well balanced, records great.
    Least Appreciated: will need a refret at some point
    Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: finding it for sale.

    Other observations/comments:
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    Re: F-47 LTG Member Review

    Congratulations, DKB
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    How long have you owned the F-47: Two days
    Year & specific model: 2012 F47R
    Purchased new or used: New

    Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

    Build quality 9
    Looks 9
    Projection 8
    Bass 8
    Mids
    Highs 8
    Sustain 9
    Playability/comfort 10
    Dependability
    Fingerstyle 8
    Flatpick 10
    Strum

    Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): New

    Favorite Strings (one selection only): Came with D'Addario EXP PB mediums

    Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes

    Overall Assessment: Very very very nice

    Most Appreciated Characteristic: Size is great for living room sofa, but you do not sacrifice the sound quality

    Least Appreciated: Case latches

    Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: Playing it the store brought to mind Guy Clark's song...everything worked on it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHxOego2Sso

    Other observations/comments:
    Last edited by Bill Ashton; 05-25-2014 at 12:26 PM.
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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    Hey, I can do that too!


    How long have you owned the F-47: about a year?
    Year & specific model: I think it's a 2010. It's the F-47R
    Purchased new or used: new


    Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

    Build quality 9
    Looks 9.5
    Projection 7 and getting better already.
    Bass 8
    Mids 7
    Highs 9
    Sustain 9
    Playability/comfort 8
    Dependability so far so good
    Fingerstyle 7
    Flatpick 8
    Strum 10

    Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): near mint

    Favorite Strings (one selection only): Dunlop PB 12's.

    Would you buy another if lost/sold: If I could afford it.

    Overall Assessment: seriously nice guitar. And I get to play some nice ones, I work part-time at a guitar store with a good acoustic section.

    Most Appreciated Characteristic: (light) weight, liveliness, balance,punch, feeling of being spoilt by something that oozes quality. Looks - It's a strikingly good looking guitar. I love the very 50's looking body silhouette, and the retro pickguard and tuners. (work as great as they look btw, I put the same set of Gotoh's with round buttons on my vintage Capri)

    Least Appreciated: still fighting the long scale a little bit. Red spruce top will take some time to "get there".

    Favorite F-47 Story/Moment: so far, receiving it and opening the case after a long wait after ordering it.

    Other observations/comments: The deluxe case is a nice case, but it sure is kitschy. It wouldn't look out of place in a 70's blaxploitation movie, you could easily wear a pink velvet suit and hat with an ostrich feather with it.

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    Walter, I have a 2009 F47M that I bought earlier this year, and I recently noticed something interesting. Its volume and projection were average when I first got it, but recently has become noticeably louder. Does this make sense, or am I just imagining things? I don't play much unplugged acoustic, so my ears are used to volume

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    How long have you owned the F-47: Since 2002
    Year & specific model: 2001-2 F47CE, according to label. It's got maple back and sides, but is not designated as a MCE.
    Purchased new or used: New
    Price paid: Can't recall

    Owners rate 1 (least appreciated) to 10 (most appreciated) in following categories with comments as desired:

    Build quality 10
    Looks 9
    Projection 10
    Bass: good
    Mids: strong
    Highs: round
    Sustain: good
    Playability/comfort: 10
    Dependability: 10
    Fingerstyle: Better than a dreadnaught
    Flatpick: Good
    Strum: Oh yeah, baby!

    Condition (Mint/Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): Well-loved for the past 14 years

    Favorite Strings (one selection only): GHS

    Would you buy another if lost/sold: Yes

    Overall Assessment: Guild makes the best J200 guitars ever!

    Most Appreciated Characteristic: The sound and action
    Least Appreciated: Case lock jammed, but I was able to get it open with a screwdriver. Latch now falls open
    Favorite F-47 Story/Moment:

    Other observations/comments:

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