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    Wood choice for second Guild?

    Woke up this morning with a bad itch and pretty sure my only relief will be purchase of 2nd Guild acoustic. Have the DV52 spruce top and rosewood sides and back and love it. But wondering what other woods would sound like? Not a lot of Guilds to play and listen to around me so your advice on wood choice or stay with best deal? Budget maximum $1000.
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    Senior Member Rich Cohen's Avatar
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    Hog is mellow, maple snappy. I should think you'd love a F-50 maple.
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    Well, that didn't take long. We're all giving you that knowing smile, Stu. It won't be long until you're struggling to decide which Guild strikes your mood today... :)

    Rich's suggestion will certainly put you in another great Guild. But, you might be surprised, Stu, that an F-50R (rosewood, that is) sounds very different than the Guild dreads. It's my all-time favorite 6-string, so I always put a plug in for it. I guarantee you won't be disappointed with an F-50R.

    That said, if you look around for an F-50 (maple) you might find one of the Standard models from New Hartford, which are not only fantastic guitars, but they are cheaper than the Traditional F-50 models (which are top of the line). Oh, and while I'm at it, there is a mahogany-bodied jumbo called the F-47 (I think) which wasn't produced for very long. I can't remember if this was a solid-backed or arched laminate. You could always look for an F-212XL and string it with 6 strings.

    If you're looking for a smaller guitar, solid mahogany bodied F-40 or (I think) maple or mahogany F-30 will be great tonal changes for you.

    Anyway, best of luck in the hunt. Definitely look for an "F-body" in your future.
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    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
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    1993 Guild DV52 NT
    2003 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500 MANNH

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    I'd recommend a spruce top, archback D-25 from the 70's. Of course, I'm biased
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    I ran across this the other day. No affiliation. This is a generally respected small guitar shop in St. Louis. F40Bld https://stlouis.craigslist.org/msd/d...384867051.html
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    Kitarkus:
    Have looked at that one several times and hsve a son born in '74 so a little extra mojo. Hs
    1962 Epiphone Century Cherry Hollow Body Arch Top E422T
    1993 Guild DV52 NT
    2003 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500 MANNH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Kitarkus:
    Have looked at that one several times and hsve a son born in '74 so a little extra mojo. Hs
    Well Stu....you know....Christmas is coming up just around the corner :)
    Boy would I like to find a real gem 1971 Guild for my own birth year guitar...a superb clean F-20 perhaps. A guy can fantasize anyway.
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    Definitely something either Arched Maple backed like a F50, F50 Standard, or JF30 from the Westerly or Corona days. Or Hog backed either Arched or Solid backed. The F48 Chazmo mentioned was a Guild Jumbo with a Spruce top and Solid Flat hog back and sides. They were made for 3-4 years in the early to mid 70's. There is also the American made JF4 model which was a Jumbo Spruce top and Arched Hog back and sides that was made in the 90's. You can normally find those in great shape with a tall saddle for around $500-$700.

    If you don't mind a Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint, African Mahogany instead of Honduran Mahogany, and a non Nitro finish then Guild just started producing what they are calling a F40 but it is a Full 17" jumbo size unlike the smaller F40's that have been made over the years. I think they are asking $1599 new for them. Granted for that price you could probably find a nice F50 Maple with all the inlays, Dovetail Neck Joint, and Gloss Nitro finish in excellent shape on the used market.

    Personally Guild Jumbos of any wood type are my favorite guitars. They deliver a surprisingly well balanced spectrum of tone with Amazing projection and clarity. I also find the shape of the body a bit easier to play on the shoulders than the Dreads but that is just me. I have Rosewood, Hog, and Maple backed Guild Jumbos and each one in an Amazing instrument in it's own right. Best of luck!

    TX
    Last edited by txbumper57; 11-28-2017 at 06:18 PM.
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
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    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Ann. Brz RW#10 of 50, 2003 X160 R.B., 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph 12 Fret Slope, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS

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    TX:
    I have not ruled out the G41 - and you praised and recommended one I located in Mclean, VA on Washington's craigslist. I saw it and held it when I bought my DV52. Same seller just relisted it couple days ago.
    Wanting to many dollars for it.
    My bet is 800-900 would buy it.
    Wish I had the knowledge some of you guys had. If he still has it in spring, I might take it off his wall and give is a new home in TN.
    1962 Epiphone Century Cherry Hollow Body Arch Top E422T
    1993 Guild DV52 NT
    2003 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500 MANNH

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