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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by The Guilds of Grot View Post
    TRC is upside-down. Send it back! LOL!
    Beaten to it. Twice.
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  2. #22
    The TRC Police are on the job!

  3. #23
    Hello

    Nice looking 12-str ...

    About finish cracking - ( not finnish cracking... ) - I was working at James Berns Music store, 8417 Pillsbury Ave S Bloomington 55420 MN some thirty years or so ago. We were also buying used instruments. One cold winter day - perhaps round -30F or so - a young man comes in with his Les Paul. He puts it on the floor and opens the case. We look at it - and before anybody touches it, the finish cracks completely. Literally hundreds cracks all around that poor Les Paul. I never seen any price hit bottom that quickly. it was worth maybe 200 USD - we were selling new ones around 900-1100 back then. Still playable and technically fine, but looks was gone.

    He said he had it in his car trunk over night before he came to us ... poor fellow.

    So I agree, that it is not wise to be too hasty with opening parcel, when it arrives. Unlike txbumber57 - I would unbox it immediately, then let it lay in closed case for some hours - suppose it is not -40F over there this time of year. But the longer, the safer.

    The body looks very similar to F512 - a bit smaller perhaps? Neck and fingerboard have less bling and tuners are different. I expect you have a very nice guitar there. Please let us know all about it.

    Finally - congratulations.
    First good guitar - GUILD Duane Eddy 400 - I was 3rd owner - used to have Artist Award and Starfire
    Present guitars - F50R 1975 - F512 1977 - F212CSB 1979 - all bought new - B30SB fretless and RED Songbird bought secondhand - Schecter Startocaster - Gibson 3/4-size acoustic 1957 - Carmelo Gonzales nylon string - old Levin Lute

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    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    1971 F-312. Pulled the trigger at 4:15 this morning.
    No one is up to any good at 4:15 in the morning, except for this.

    Congrats - I predict it will sound like choirs of angels and/or a grand piano in your lap. That what these rosewood 12-ers do.
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    beecee, congrats. An F-312 remains on my bucket list. This one does look super nice. I hope the condition is really that good.
    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.
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    Nice score! I've been keeping my eyes open for one of these; they don't come up that often.
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

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  7. #27
    Thanks all.

    Success in dismantling the battery bank. Darn things are way too heavy.

    Just one question, well ok 2:

    Does that bridge look like RW or ebony.

    Would you tune this down a bit being 45 years old?
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  8. #28
    Tuning it down would depend on the strings you use. I run Daddario EJ41 9-45 extra lights on all my 12 strings and never have a problem with the necks at standard tuning. The extra lights are also easy enough to play that I don't have problems with my bad left arm. I even run them on My F612 which has an extended 26.25" scale length which means the strings have more tension to reach standard tuning than the shorter scale guitars do. No problems with it at standard tuning either. I get just as much tone and volume out of the Extra lights as I used to with the regular lights with less wear and tear on me and the guitars. Just a suggestion of course.

    TX
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  9. #29
    Hello

    One full step down - I have my F512 two steps down at moment - and it sounds MASSIVE - strings are Guild Phosphor Bronze 13 to 58
    First good guitar - GUILD Duane Eddy 400 - I was 3rd owner - used to have Artist Award and Starfire
    Present guitars - F50R 1975 - F512 1977 - F212CSB 1979 - all bought new - B30SB fretless and RED Songbird bought secondhand - Schecter Startocaster - Gibson 3/4-size acoustic 1957 - Carmelo Gonzales nylon string - old Levin Lute

  10. #30
    Tx, Sounds good, I'll give them a try.

    Frickin' insomnia is driving me nuts....but I'll stay away from guitars for sale tonight.

    Nuuska,

    I'm half Finnish, maternal side, always dreamed of getting over there!
    Orpheum Orchestra 12 Fret Slot Head MH
    NH 2011 D-40 Standard
    Westerly F-312
    Westerly JF-30-12
    Westerly Songbird
    Madeira A-2...(don't laugh!)

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