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    Guild "Lawsuiit Takamine"

    Was looking for pics of installed Barcus Berry Hot Dots, and stumbled across this:

    Don't think we've ever seen one of those here before.
    Full story here on the AGF:
    http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=393466
    Last edited by adorshki; 04-19-2017 at 12:30 AM.
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    Probably wouldn't own one, but have to cop to being compelled to study the pics of blatant
    copy guitars by Takamine... think Ibanez was also into copies for awhile.
    Here's another Guild knock-off on the Dallas CL now, similar to the one linked above.
    Still.... would give it strum if it was in arms reach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    Still.... would give it strum if it was in arms reach.
    As would I.
    And it even looks like they got the upside down TRC right.
    Last edited by adorshki; 04-19-2017 at 12:36 AM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    And another from CL Inland Empire... WOW.
    Gotta wonder how many of these are floating around out there...


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    [QUOTE=Bonneville88;1759612]…think Ibanez was also into copies for awhile.

    Yup. In my experience their electrics from that period are at least as well made as the guitars they were copying. I've never seen a Takamine Guild copy before now…

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    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    I saw one of these on the Dallas CL years ago, it might even be that same one above. The takamine lawsuit guilds appear to copy the F50 mostly. i never seen a tak copy of a guild dread, but then why would they as they copied martin for dread sized guitar. what they were missing was the Jumbo.

    Paul, the man who owned the Folk Shop here in Tucson many years and finally sold it last year and retired, told me the story of how Takamine would send out staff with cameras and notebooks to guitar shops in the US. He witnessed several feverishly taking notes and drawing designs and taking pics, like a group of 2-4, then they would leave. pretty funny
    Wood

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    WW - cool story - and funny indeed to imagine the frantic note taking... also gotta
    wonder why they didn't just buy a Guild and send it to Japan... but maybe they did that too

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    Remember one at the last Guitarlington Sirkku and I attended several years ago...a pic is posted here somewhere...
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    Guild Starfire-4 (Westerly)
    Huss & Dalton DS Custom (Staunton)
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    Ibanez, you bad boy
    CL Cincy...


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    I never saw one of those before - interesting!

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