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    Forum-related Lingo FAQ

    What follows is a bunch of abbreviations, terminology, and just factoids to help people navigate the waters around here. Some of this is just web-speak, but most of it is specific to guitars/amps/Guild stuff in general. If something belongs on this list, PM a moderator with additions or corrections:

    A = Auditorium (e.g., A-25)
    AB = Antique Burst
    Archie or Archback = A Guild made with a distinctly arched back, made from a laminated process that does not require braces on the back. E.g., the F-50 model.
    ARCOS = MIM Guilds. Some folks have theorized that this means "arches" and might relate to the arched-back of these models.
    Arthur = Arthritis. The bane of aging guitar players everywhere!
    Ax or Axe = a player's musical instrument. usually a guitar, sometimes a bass and I once heard a sax player drop the "s".
    Beesley = Ted Beesley, author of "Guild Guitars"
    Bible (The) - See "Old Testament"
    BIN = Buy It Now (a fixed price on eBay, not an auction)
    BL, BLD = Blonde
    BLK = Black
    BTW = By The Way
    BR = Brown
    BRW, Braz = Brazilian Rosewood
    BTDT = Been There, Done That
    C = cutaway or carved heel, e.g., D-100C
    CE = cutaway (with) electronics
    CH = Cherry
    CMG = Cordoba Music Group, purchased Guild from Fender in 2014.
    CO = Contemporary Series, short-lived models built in Tacoma featuring bolt-on necks.
    Corona = California - Fender's facility where Guilds were made for a while
    CV = Another one of the Contemporary Series, (see CO above)
    CYNNH = see ya in New Hartford
    D = dreadnought (e.g,.D-25)
    Dog Tucker = dog food... i.e., crap, shagged, clapped out (courtesy of coastie! :))
    Doris = Any NZ female
    DV = Dreadnaught Vintage (e.g., DV-52)
    EIR = East Indian Rosewood
    F = Folk (e.g., F-30). There are a lot of "F" models, the only thing you can say is that they aren't dreadnoughts.
    FART = Fingers Are Really Tired
    FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions.
    Florentine Cutaway = pointed (sharp) guitar cutaway, not round like Venetian
    FWIW = For What It's Worth
    G = Gruhn (see below), e.g., GF25 = Gruhn Folk 25
    GA = Grand Auditorium (Taylor body style, not Guild)
    GAD = Guild Acoustic Design, MIC guitars, later appearing as the "100" series and (later) the "Westerly Collection" series
    GC = Grand Concert (Taylor body style, not Guild)
    GAS = Guitar Acquisition Syndrome (or "Guild", if you like)
    Ghost - early style of Guild label.
    Gibby = Gibson
    GL*** = Good luck ...
    GLWTS = Good luck with the sale
    GOAT = Greatest of All Time
    Grot = proprietor of
    Gruhn = George Gruhn, usually in reference to the "Gruhn era" or "Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars"
    Gruhn era = 1986 - 1988 after Guild was sold by Avnet to investors including Jerre Haskew (former Guild president)
    GSR = officially "Guild Special Run," but derived from Guild Summit Retreat (when dealers made custom orders)... means custom runs of 20 units by New Hartford
    GV = Gruhn Vintage
    Hans = Hans Moust, author of "The Guild Guitar Book" (see Old Testament) and most generous source of time and info here on LTG
    HB = Humbucking Pickup
    HH = Humbucker Hater
    HMMOGG! = Holy Moly Mother of Guild Goodness!
    Hobo = a Guild made in the old Neumann Leathers building on Observer Highway in Hoboken, New Jersey. See Old Testament.
    Hog = ma"HOG"any wood
    HoG = House of Guild (a possible misinterpretation of the aforementioned abbreviation for mahogany :) )
    IIRC = If I recall correctly
    IMO, IMHO, IMNSHO = In my (not so humble) opinion
    J = Jumbo
    JF = Jumbo Folk (e.g., JF-30)
    JV = Jumbo Vintage
    LMFAO = laughing my f'ing arse off
    LMG = Let's Meet Guild, events held at the shop in New Hartford attended by LTG members. Four of these were held from 2010 through 2013.
    LTG = where you are! :)
    M = Mahogany, e.g., D-25M (finish color on post '74 D-25s, sometimes seen on transitional models with true mahogany tops)
    MAP = Minimum Advertised Price (the lowest you'll see a dealer-advertised guitar for unless a dealer wants to be spanked by the manufacturer), see MSRP and Street
    MOP = Mother of Pearl.
    MOTS = Mother of Toilet Seat, plastic material that looks vaguely pearlescent. "Affectionate" term in contrast with MOP.
    Mountie = an LTGer who reports counterfeit merchandise, calls out sellers for fraudulent claims and protects other members in cyberspace.
    MIC = Made in China (see GAD)
    MIJ = Made in Japan (not Guilds, but many others, including some Takamine and Ibanez clones that were Guild-like)
    MIK = Made in Korea (see Newark Street Series)
    MIM = Made in Mexico (see Arcos)
    MSRP = Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price, see also MAP and Street
    MXXXXX = Martin
    NAD = New Amp Day
    NB = "Nature Boy" (e.g., seen on S-100s)
    NCL = Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    New Testament = The as-yet unpublished Volume II of Hans' Guild Guitar Book (see "Old Testament")
    Newark Street Series = Re-issue, partly re-engineered, MIK electric guitars, based on Hoboken-made instruments (some provided by LTGers).
    NGD = New Guitar Day (Now famous)
    NH / N.H. = New Hartford, CT -- Home of Guild US production from 2009 - 2014.
    NOS = New Old Stock, in Guild lingo would be applicable to a new item (previously unsold) that was built some time ago.
    NSFW = Not Suitable For Work. On LTG, usually used in jest as in "drool-inducing" or "guitar porn."
    NT = Natural Top (NaTural - as in *not* stained or sunbursted, showing the wood's natural color), or Natural Tone
    OHSC = Original Hard Shell Case
    Old Testament = The Guild Guitar Book, The Company and the Instruments, 1952-1977, Hans Moust
    OMG! = Oh My God!
    OP = Original Poster
    Orpheum = A series of acoustics that Guild might've produced pre-war, spearheaded by Ren Ferguson.
    OT= Old Testament (see above)
    Oxnard = (California) Home of Guild US production from 2016.
    PM = Private Message (from one LTG user to another)
    PU, Pup or P'up = Pick Up
    SAS = String Acquisition Syndrome. See GAS.
    SB = Sunburst
    SME = Subject Matter Expert
    Snakehead = the shape of a Gruhn-era headstock (which tapers off a bit at the crown)
    SSH = Single Coil - Single Coil - Humbucker (for pickup configuration of the various "super-strat" style guitars of '80s)
    Street (Price) = The price you can expect to pay for an item. Usually lower than MSRP or even MAP. Applies broader than new items.
    SWMBO = She Who Must Be Obeyed, especially relating to NGD and NAD
    Tacoma = Fender purchased Tacoma Guitars and built Guilds there for a while.
    TOM = Tune-o-matic
    TPR = Transparent Red
    TRC = Truss Rod Cover
    TXXXXX = Taylor
    Trev. = Any NZ male
    UST = Under Saddle Transducer, as opposed to magnetic PU or bridge-plate mounted transducers (e.g., K&K)
    V = Vintage
    Venetian Cutaway - Rounded cutaway, not sharp like Florentine.
    Vol. I - See "Old Testament"
    Vol. II - See "New Testament"
    W,TMTATACMB ! = Well, tie me to a tree and call me Brenda !
    Westerly = The home of Guild Guitars (in Rhode Island) for 30 years. See Old Testament.
    Westerly (Collection) Series = Renamed GAD Series (MIC acoustic guitars) by CMG. See "GAD" above.
    WGR = Woodgrain Red
    WWLTGD = What would LTG do?
    WWWHMDW = Wonderful Woman Who Hid My Damn Wallet
    YMMV = Your mileage may vary
    Last edited by chazmo; 12-01-2017 at 01:43 PM. Reason: NSFW
    Quote Originally Posted by Neal
    I am going to hang onto this little F-20 and play it as a reminder that life is sometimes rough, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the damage you accrue along the way defines who you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by marcellis
    Growing old is a bitch.
    Guild 12-strings:
    1978 G-312NT (Westerly) - "Franzz",
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Non-Guild 12s:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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