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    D70 Member Review

    How long have you owned the D-70:
    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

    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 D-70 Story/Moment:

    Other observations/comments:
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    Senior Member 70man's Avatar
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    Apr 2013
    North Island ,NZ
    I was inspired to buy this Guitar after seeing Derek Lind in concert. I've owned my D70 since 1989, I used to go and see it periodically over a number of years.Yes years,it sat in my favourite music shop for well over 3 years that I know of.
    It was made in Nov 1982.It has a blue export label.
    I purchased it in 1989 new, it had sat there for a long time.I waved a wod of cash in front of them and they accepted my offer.I walked out of Greenlane Music Shop on cloud nine.The start of our relationship.
    The Build quality 10
    Looks 11
    Bass Yep 10
    Mids Ah yep 10
    Highs Why yes also 10
    Sustain How long can you wait ? yep 10
    play abillity What me or the guitar? 10 for the guitar ,me hmmm not so much
    dependability Yes this is a rock, like a labrador it's always there
    finger style Easy 10
    strum another Easy 10
    Condition I would say Mint but, hey I'm totally bias
    Favourite song U2 with or without you/ Kotaro Oshio Canon in d

    Projection Mate ,this guitar has lungs definite 11
    Would I buy another if lost I'd be pretty upset,.....I mean really upset hmmmm but Yes

    Overall Assessment 11
    Most appreciated Characteristic Hmmm It's more that a great guitar, it's become a great friend
    Least appreciated Probably the guitar case, it's like a Hiscox flight case, seems the plastic reacts with the foam after 20 something years and degrades a bit.

    Favourite D70moment Probably when a mate borrowed my guitar and ended up playing a rewritten version of "turning 30" for me at my 30th birthday

    Other observations The D70 has jumbo fret, a was wondering if any other Dreadnoughts has jumbos as well.
    Last edited by 70man; 08-10-2014 at 09:04 AM.
    Current .....
    1982 Westerly D-70NT Blue label
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    1969 Hoboken F512 Special .....pending(Carlo CAL)
    2001 Westerly JF55-12 Nt Et Wildwood ,Missouri (F512 Cousin)
    KEN The Ted Thompson Star Guitar
    and some other brands
    1995 JF100 CRV NT, now living back State side.

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