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

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by West R Lee View Post
    This video is great! Very cool to see and hear Carlo discuss his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    This video is great! Very cool to see and hear Carlo discuss his work.

    walrus
    I agree completely on this, Very cool video indeed!

    As far as the Bracing on the inside I can see the one large X brace that crosses at the base of the soundhole. Then on a diagonal in the lower quadrant of that X Brace is there is one brace that contacts the lower outer edge of the Bridge plate and two more below it. Then of the right quadrant as you look at the top there are two more braces running diagonally that split the difference between the three lower ones. That is all I can see right now but I will have my luthier verify everything as he has one of those cool cameras that can fit inside.

    Something that I am having trouble with is finding substantial information on Carlo Greco himself and the guitars he built under his own name while working at Alex's Repair shop on 48th street in New York. There is very little written about him and the Guitars. The email I found on a Carlo Greco Guitar page for a gentleman named George that says to contact for more info is not working. I know from watching the few videos of Carlo that he used top of the line woods in his guitars including Brazilian Rosewood, Really old Spruce, and Peruvian Mahogany for it's strength as he states. These are wood stocks that he had for 50 years or so in his possession. I would just like to know more about the guitars he made including mine so if anyone out there has any info or a lead on some info I would Highly appreciate it.


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    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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    bdeclee visited Mr. Greco http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...ighlight=Greco

    jahn did as well although I could not find his LTG account. He links to it at http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...=1#post1494303 but the link there is before the software upgrade and I have not been able to find the "new" location.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    bdeclee visited Mr. Greco http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...ighlight=Greco

    jahn did as well although I could not find his LTG account. He links to it at http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...=1#post1494303 but the link there is before the software upgrade and I have not been able to find the "new" location.
    Thank you so much for the links Frono. I had read Bdeclee's post previously but had not read the thread you linked to Jahn. Very sad to think that towards the end his eyesight was lost in one eye and his wife had passed. I also find it quite Amazing that he was still active in fixing and building guitars right up until the end. Normally when you read about a "Master of the Golden Age" like so many refer to him as they are long out of the business or passed on 50 years after the fact. What an Amazing man with an Amazing Talent. Makes me even prouder to have the privilege to care for and play a piece of his history.

    TX
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem
    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

    Amps
    70 T-bird 2x12
    93 Sequoia

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    I may be late to the party, but still want to say - that guitar looks awesome!
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    a few other guitars :>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-170AB View Post
    I may be late to the party, but still want to say - that guitar looks awesome!
    Thanks X-170AB!

    TX
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem
    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

    Amps
    70 T-bird 2x12
    93 Sequoia

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    CypressKnee, who hasn't been around here much, might have some information for you if you can contact him. He used to own a Greco dread, and I believe he'd done some research/conversations with the man.
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    1978 G-312NT (Westerly) - "Franzz",
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
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    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

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    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    That is a gorgeous piece TX. Every detail. Love the checking on the top. Congrats sir!
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    '17 LTD EC-401QM Frankenpaul ( originally found in 3 pieces in a Guitar Center dumpster )

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  9. #29
    And let me add Richard is a class act indeed! I have not had the privilege of buying from him yet ( or any ltg'er ) but something tells I will get the chance at some point. Hopefully.
    Guits:
    '12 Guild F30RCE New Hartford
    '15 Eastman E-6D Natural Dread w/ LB6 Installed
    '89 Strat MIJ Projectcaster Marvel's Daredevil "Devilcaster" w/ Might Mite Maple neck & '91 Fender American P/U's
    '16 Tele Partscaster w/ MIM Fender RW Neck & USA Seymour Duncan Bridge P/U
    '17 LTD EC-401QM Frankenpaul ( originally found in 3 pieces in a Guitar Center dumpster )

    Amps / Pedals:
    Crate Palomino V32 US Made Class A tube amp
    Fender Champion 100 SS Combo

  10. #30
    The guitar looks very Guildish to me and no wonder. I wonder if the strap button is original. When you change strings on her check it out. I like it there the best, but it does need the block reinforcement. Thanks for sharing.

    Ralph

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