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    Ngd - gf-55

    Here's are some pix of the GF-55 I just acquired. It is in excellent, original condition. I will have it checked out, but it does not appear to require any work.

    For some reason I was expecting it to be smaller than it actually is. Nothing "mini" about it, however. Basically it is a slightly smaller F50R

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    Compared to a D55


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    And a F50R

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    This is simply a great guitar. Plays great fingerstyle, but it really loves to be strummed. It is very comfortable to play as well. A keeper for sure.
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT-MK
    1977 Guild D55 NT
    1988 Guild D60 NT
    1994 Guild D70 NT
    1984 Guild D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 Guild D100 NT CRV
    1991 Guild GF55 NT
    1999 Guild F65CE
    1994 Guild JF100C
    1968 Guild F50 Rosewood
    1979 Guild F212XL
    1968 Guild F312
    1970 Guild F412 SB
    1973 Guild F512
    1971 Guild F612
    1950s Gower G55
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    A beauty! What an addition to your collection!

    I think you have almost as many straps laying around as guitars...

    walrus
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    1998 Guild Bluesbird AAA

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    Oh that is beautiful! And all those Guilds! ...I think you might have a problem ...I would like to have that same problem.

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    Absolutely gorgeous!

    "I think you might have a problem ...I would like to have that same problem."

    I think I have the same problem, but unfortunately I don't have the funding. Count your blessings (and your Guilds!) - that's a wonderful collection. Congratulations!
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    Everything you own is top-of-the-line!

    Do you even own a beater?
    Neal

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    '71 F-20 ("Tonya")
    '71 D-25 BR
    '73 D-35
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    Others: '59 Gretsch Clipper, '74 Dobro Round-Neck Resonator, '87 Dobro Square-Neck Resonator, '09 Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom dreadnought, '11 Huss and Dalton 12-fret 000 Rosewood, Tele Partscaster.

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    That's really interesting. I would've thought a "GF" of any sort would've had a snakehead. Apparently not.

    Beautiful addition, awagner (as usual). :) Magnificent collection!
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    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.
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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    Do you even own a beater?
    Yes. The F612. Seriously, I guess my Fender F220 SB would qualify as my beater, if I needed one. Nice $200 dreadnought that I bought new around 1984. You just gave me an excuse to check in on it. Been in its case unplayed for quite a while. Sounds surprisingly good, considering the dead strings.
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT-MK
    1977 Guild D55 NT
    1988 Guild D60 NT
    1994 Guild D70 NT
    1984 Guild D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 Guild D100 NT CRV
    1991 Guild GF55 NT
    1999 Guild F65CE
    1994 Guild JF100C
    1968 Guild F50 Rosewood
    1979 Guild F212XL
    1968 Guild F312
    1970 Guild F412 SB
    1973 Guild F512
    1971 Guild F612
    1950s Gower G55
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    That beauty fits right in there with all those other beauties.
    '94 GV-70 NT Westerly
    '99 F-30 NT HG Westerly

    '67 F-30 Hoboken
    '73 S-100 Carved (Natural)

    http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w487/rampside/7e9e5171-995b-4a57-9757-e87f0e5c8b40_zps692ae4ec.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazmo View Post
    That's really interesting. I would've thought a "GF" of any sort would've had a snakehead. Apparently not.
    My understanding is that the GF-55 replaced the GF-60 after the Gruhn era, so the snakehead headstock, diamond inlays, and other Gruhn hallmarks were eliminated at that time. Of course, Hans can clarify or correct me if I am mistaken.
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT-MK
    1977 Guild D55 NT
    1988 Guild D60 NT
    1994 Guild D70 NT
    1984 Guild D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 Guild D100 NT CRV
    1991 Guild GF55 NT
    1999 Guild F65CE
    1994 Guild JF100C
    1968 Guild F50 Rosewood
    1979 Guild F212XL
    1968 Guild F312
    1970 Guild F412 SB
    1973 Guild F512
    1971 Guild F612
    1950s Gower G55
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    Congrats! And I too really like seeing a pic of your guitar room.

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