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Thread: NGD - New Hartford F30RCE - I'm back in the Guild game!!!

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    NGD - New Hartford F30RCE - I'm back in the Guild game!!!

    So I went and checked this guitar out on CL over in Princeton,TX. I snagged it for a cool $725. He wanted $800, but I got closer to my meager $700 guitar budget. It does have a crack from the bridge on the lower bout that has been glued ( not cleated ) that he says has not moved since it was repaired 4 years ago. Time will tell I suppose on that one. Here are some not so great pictures of her.

    It is not a volume machine, but it has a dry woody tone that I am really digging. Also it is the nut width I prefer - I gave it the A chord test and it passed with flying colors. Way better than my Eastman. It feels just as good if not better than any guitar I have owned. The action is perfect for me up and down the neck and I like the access up the neck.

    The big moment for me was when I grabbed my body rez acoustic pedal and plugged it in.. Wow this thing is now going to be my gig go to guitar. Excellent electronics! I think its slightly understated acoustical volume ( not quiet by any means - just not a D25 ) marries nicely with plugging it in. My Eastman is a volume response / dynamo and even though it has a phenomenal pick up ( lr bags lb6 ) I still have to reign it in when playing live.

    Other than the comfortable body size one other advantage the F30 has over my Eastman is that when I really dig in it just gives me more. Whereas my Eastman, though extremely dynamic and responsive with the attack, can crumble under the pressure a bit if that makes sense.

    This is my first NH,CT Guild and I am starting to see why people like this factory so much.

















    Last edited by chazmo; 12-07-2017 at 03:58 PM. Reason: removed objectionable quote
    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

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    Congrats on the new baby! Given how inexpensively you bought this one, I would seriously consider having that crack cleated. New Hartford Guild are pretty light builds, and cleating a crack in a situation like that is always safer.
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602M, '10 F512NT,
    '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst) '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype

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    Senior Member Rich Cohen's Avatar
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    D30Man: Congrats on the Sunburst acquisition. Nice! Keep her humidified and cleat the crack. I heartily agree with twocorgis. Enjoy! Guilds are BOSS!
    Last edited by Rich Cohen; 12-06-2017 at 11:03 PM.
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    F30 NH sweetness... awesome guitar...congrats d30man!

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    Congrats man!

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    Sweet and Iím super jealous .
    Audio please ! 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Congrats on the new baby! Given how inexpensively you bought this one, I would seriously consider having that crack cleated. New Hartford Guild are pretty light builds, and cleating a crack in a situation like that is always safer.
    Noted. Never had a crack cleated. Not sure of costs, but likely worth it.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayk View Post
    Sweet and I’m super jealous .
    Audio please ! ��
    :) Sure thing sir! Might be a bit, but will get some audio tracks on here.
    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

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Very nice! Love the 'burst!

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    Very nice. Looks alot like my F4CE-NT. My favorite for playing out when plugged in.

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