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    New G600 Aspen Day

    Got this off of Reverb. This is why I was looking for knobs.

    The cabinet is a mess. I don't know why Guild didn't finish these, but this is the second Timberline I've seen in person and they've both been a mess. Everything functions on it, though the chorus and Rototron is buzzy and/or hissy.

    It was supposed to come with the Guild cover (the was obviously never used)








    Size comparison next to my G300 that I sanded and treated with lemon oil. This one desperately needs the same treatment. I'm toying with the idea of doing a very thin coat of poly on it, but I don't like to make things non-original - I'd rather restore it which is what light sanding and oil will do. And new knobs.

    Also, the guy who picks all the killer wood for Guild guitars must not have worked on the amp cabinets. What do you think, are knots good or bad for tone?



    This amp needs some love and I'm just the guy to give it to it. Wait... that sounded bad...

    It's so dirty and worn that it just looks like pine.
    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S285? | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post

    This amp needs some love and I'm just the guy to give it to it. Wait... that sounded bad...

    It's so dirty and worn that it just looks like pine.
    There comes a time when any wood is good wood.
    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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    Before and After. Total time spent: about 1.5 hours.




    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S285? | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

    My Blogs: GADsGuilds.com | Blog | Cozy Tales

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    What a difference - very cool!

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Very nice! I love the wood "look" of these amps - I have no trouble with the knot showing either!

    GAD, I appreciate that I am able to live vicariously through you - you purchase and analyze the stuff I am also intrigued by! Thanks!

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    The knot is very well placed!

    I like it, it adds character!

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    Yeah, now that the wood doesn't look like an 80-year old apple crate, the knot doesn't bother me at all.
    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S285? | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

    My Blogs: GADsGuilds.com | Blog | Cozy Tales

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    I might have an 80 year-old apple crate around if you want me to send it to you for review...

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    I might have an 80 year-old apple crate around if you want me to send it to you for review...walrus
    Only do that if you want it to come back looking like a 30 year old apple crate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the guilds of grot View Post
    only do that if you want it to come back looking like a 30 year old apple crate!
    lol.
    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S285? | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

    My Blogs: GADsGuilds.com | Blog | Cozy Tales

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