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  1. #11
    Yes, it is heartbreaking. Plus now I have to do paperwork because the seller is pursuing the shipping claim.

    This was shipped internationally and I do not have a good feeling about potential outcomes.

    The good news, if you could call it that, is that I think it can be repaired but it will require a master to be done right.

  2. #12
    What a total drag. Instead of a cool new guitar to play, you got a head (and wallet) ache. I hope you know the right guy to repair it.
    Shihan= Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Yes, it is heartbreaking. Plus now I have to do paperwork because the seller is pursuing the shipping claim.

    This was shipped internationally and I do not have a good feeling about potential outcomes.

    The good news, if you could call it that, is that I think it can be repaired but it will require a master to be done right.
    I was hoping you'd decide to keep and repair, just didn't want to pipe up too quickly, you must be dealing with enough frustration as it is.
    But if ever a guitar deserved it, and by somebody who'd take care it was done right, you're the guy.
    That X3000 is the Guild equivalent of this vintage Jaguar racecar that had an oopsie in practice:



    NO question about rebuilding that puppy:



    I'm thinking to myself, about that guitar, "Thank God it wasn't the top"
    Al
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    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    At least the guitar is in your possession now and YOU get to decide what happens...

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    That Jaguar engine is a work of art!

    Given the choice, I would indeed keep it and have it repaired. It's too gorgeous to do anything but make it whole and though I'm no luthier, it seems to me that this is the sort of things that *if done right* would make the guitar playable like-new for damn-near ever without any further degradation, but it's gotta be done right.

    And no, I have no idea who to talk to about that so any recommendations are welcome.
    1970s: [ S70 ]
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  6. #16
    Also, it's perfectly capable of being photographed so I'll be doing that tonight. :) I can also wrote most of my normal review on it and it does play when tuned up so I may do that long enough to record it.
    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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    This guy seems well regarded and is 30 minutes from me: http://www.marksimonguitars.com
    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

  8. #18
    Hello GAD

    Even though I started with "We are not interested..." - I have been very keen following first what it is and later admiring the beauty of that wonderful masterpiece of electric guitar build.

    If you can find a good luthier - or perhaps some violin repair guy, who deals with antique treasures - youŽll be fine. May cost some bucks, but thinking of how many of such beauties exist - does it really matter - only money.

    Like Mrs Fro expressed it : "Absolutely gorgeous. Almost enough to make me want to play electric."

    KEEP IT

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    ...

    In case you decide not to keep it - sell it to me . . . . .
    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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    Someone close by sounds good - I would be hesitant to put in the mail again!

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    This fellow is in your state, although further south (I assume). He is also a LTG member (LTG handle is "Curt") who has done major repairs & restorations on many guitars:

    http://oldschoolguitar.net/
    several Guilds, one Gretsch, one Taylor, & a Squire CV tele

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