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    Bridge pin sizes

    Anybody got a good list of bridge pin sizes for various Guild acoustics? Measured below the sikirt my '70 D50 is .209" x .137" which is a size 1 and my '90 D30 is .219" x .158" which looks like a 2A. Anybody got a definitive reference guide?

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    Is it just me, or does a basic lack of good manners from newbies offend ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkarbel View Post
    Anybody got a good list of bridge pin sizes for various Guild acoustics? Measured below the sikirt my '70 D50 is .209" x .137" which is a size 1 and my '90 D30 is .219" x .158" which looks like a 2A. Anybody got a definitive reference guide?
    I don't think there IS a definitive guide... in my experience with 11 Guild dreads spanning from 1971-1995, there have been at least four (or was it five?) different pins sizes, including 0.207" dia, 0.210" dia, 0.215" dia, up to 0.220" dia. All appeared to be 5 degree taper. Some of this could be factory variation (according to era)... but only the D-35 was bought new, so the others could have been reamed by previous owners.

    If you are needing new pins for a Guild (or any guitar, for that matter), my advice would be to either (1) measure them carefully with a digital caliper before ordering anything pricey; or (2) send the ones you have now to be measured and copied. I guess #3 would be inexpensive plastic pins... so that if they don't fit, you aren't out a lot of $$$.

    I have had pins custom made by (the late) Gordon Orth, Bob Colosi , and Bob England, as well as stock sets from Gurian Guitars. If the pins come a little large, I sand them down (I prefer modifying pins to fit the guitar, rather than vice versa).
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie99 View Post
    Is it just me, or does a basic lack of good manners from newbies offend ?
    No time for pleasantries, Coastie!! Now!! Cough up the information and prepare to be boarded!!! .... I mean't .... HI. LMAO!! Where you been??
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    Quote Originally Posted by GardMan View Post
    I have had pins custom made by (the late) Gordon Orth, Bob Colosi , and Bob England, as well as stock sets from Gurian Guitars. If the pins come a little large, I sand them down (I prefer modifying pins to fit the guitar, rather than vice versa).
    What HE said ^^^^

    You can send Bob or the other guy pins and they're replicate for you.... or get your caliper out and take measurements and then order and be prepared to sand and shave!! Either way will work!! Welcome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie99 View Post
    Is it just me, or does a basic lack of good manners from newbies offend ?
    It's you.
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    I found Tusq "presentation style" pins to be a perfect fit for both my dreads, they hold tight and they don't try to ride up when you tighten a new set of strings.
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    Yup Bob Colosi is the pin Overlord

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie99 View Post
    Is it just me, or does a basic lack of good manners from newbies offend ?
    Hey, y'can't hold ignorance of the virtues of fossilized armadillo pizzle against 'em.
    Which reminds me, how'd those platypus teeth work out?
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