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Thread: NGD Carlo Greco "Guild Influenced" 18" Hand Made Jumbo

  1. #11
    I had the privilege of speaking with Mr. Greco on the phone once......and trying to understand him. He had a very heavy Italian accent, but a very nice man with a real fondness for Guild. I wish I could see the pictures, but they won't work for me. Our deceased member "California" (RIP) and I actually met online as we were both eBay bidding on the same guitar....a "Greco". David won the auction and I wrote him via ebay message (you could do that back then). After discovering David was an LTG member we met in Arlington and became pretty close in a very short time, always staying in touch. I never saw his Greco guitar, but I credit that Carlo Greco guitar for bringing us together. I'm sure it's a cool guitar Tx.

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    '79 D25
    '89 JF30 12
    '94 DV72
    '95 DV73
    '98 DV52
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    '13 Collings CJ G SS

  2. #12
    literally belongs in a museum. glad it found one!

    seriously though, that looks like a couple guits I've seen in a famous museum in Boston. One was an older D'angelico New Yorker. congrats Tex, she is beautiful.

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    Senior Member Treem's Avatar
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    She's a beauty!!!
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    '87 JF-65 Sunburst #31
    '84 D-64 Blonde #19
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    '73 S-100 Deluxe Blacknight
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    Thanks to all for the replies. Every time I go to pick her up to play for a bit I get that feeling in my stomach like I did as a kid while riding my first roller coaster, LOL! West, Sorry you can't see the photos, PM me your email and I will try to send you a few pics. By the way just for common knowledge, I do not plan on doing anything with the finish on the guitar as I feel that would take away from the character of it. She is definitely worthy of being a museum piece but I think that would be such a waste. This old Girl deserves to be out in the open breathing fresh air and making lots of noise. I don't think she would be happy any other way, especially sitting silent behind a pane of glass on display. When I get a chance in the next week I am going to get all of my Jumbos together for a "Jumbo Family Photo". Might have to find a panoramic camera to pull that off, LOL. I'll make sure and post a copy of it when I do.

    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    Very cool, TX. Thanks for sharing!
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    Growing old is a bitch.
    Guild 12-strings:
    1978 G-312NT (Westerly) - "Franzz",
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Non-Guild 12s:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

  6. #16
    Beautiful Guitar! Congratulations on a very cool acquisition. I have a question... on an 18" Jumbo build like that, did Carlo Greco use a modified bracing system? Sometimes Jumbos employ a "Double X" bracing pattern; three "tone bars" instead of two; or the "tone bars" are placed transversely (ladder-braced style) across the lower bout to soften the "rumble" in the bass notes. It may be time to get out the inspection mirror!

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    '79 D25
    '89 JF30 12
    '94 DV72
    '95 DV73
    '98 DV52
    '00 D30
    '13 Collings CJ G SS

  8. #18
    Wow, that is one incredible guitar! Congrats, TX!
    2011 Guild F50R Sunburst
    2002 Guild JF30-12 Sunburst
    2008 Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RAVS

2012 Epi Lennon EJ-160E VS

1972 Epi FT-160 12-string
    2012 Epi Dot CH

    2010 Epi Les Paul Standard trans amber 

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    Senior Member rampside's Avatar
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    That treasure belongs in Texas! Congrats on the wonderful acquisition, TX!!!!!
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    '73 S-100 Carved (Natural)

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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    18"?!? Now that's Jumbo indeed! Congratulations!

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    -2015 Newark Street X175 BLK

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