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    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1964 View Post
    1990s X-150D (Westerly confirmed)
    Welcome to LTG! There wasn't any other Guild factory in the 90ies, so all 90ies guitars are from Westerly (until 2001). (EDIT: Except a few from the Nashville custom shop...)

    Ralf
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Exactly when you should go to the library and get Hans' book out from the bookshelf!
    Ralf
    Yeah no joke. I should just not talk about guitars I haven't written about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Welcome to LTG! There wasn't any other Guild factory in the 90ies, so all 90ies guitars are from Westerly (until 2001).
    Ralf
    What about the Custom Shop in Nashville?
    1977 Guild D55 NT
    1988 Guild D60 NT
    1984 Guild D70 NT
    1983 Guild D70-12E
    1984 Guild D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 Guild D100 NT CRV
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT
    1994 Guild DV-72 NT-MK
    1968 Guild F50 Rosewood
    1974 Guild F50R
    1991 Guild GF55 NT
    1999 Guild F65CE
    1994 Guild JF100 NT
    1996 Guild JF100-12 AB CRV
    1979 Guild F212XL
    1968 Guild F312
    1970 Guild F412 SB
    1970 Guild F512 NT (Florentine Inlays)
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    1950s Gower G55
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    Quote Originally Posted by awagner View Post
    What about the Custom Shop in Nashville?
    My bad...you are totally right! I forgot about Nashville. But yes, that was the custom shop. At least I said "no other factory"...
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    Let's see.

    1970s CE-100D
    1970s X-170
    1970s X-175
    1990s X-150D (Westerly confirmed)
    Early 2000s X-500 (Corona)

    The only one I've not played is the X-150D. I owned an early 2000s X-500. Have played and lusted after the '70s X-175. Tried out several X-170s. I don't think these were even available until the late 80s, so not likely to see one from the 70s. The CE-100 I've been after for a long time, but the one I want is earlier, with the Franz p/us.

    They're all great in their own way. I've found a real learning curve with larger, archtop hollowbodies. Took me awhile to get comfortable. The X-500 just felt too big to me. I know now that 17" lower bout archtops work for me only if they're not full depth. So lesson learned. The 75 X-175 I tried several times was one of the most comfortable, best sounding hollowbodies ever. Full depth, but 16" lower bout. I just couldn't afford it. I've wanted to like the X-170, but so far, no luck. Can't really say why. Maybe it's the not that inspiring p/us. (Compared to the wonderful 70s HBs that is ...)

    What I've learned is that this archtop thing is really a moving target. The more comfortable I got with them - especially after starting jazz lessons - they start to make a different kind of sense. The other thing is that surprises abound, and expectations/opinions only take you so far. My favorite Guild by far turns out to be a humble '62 X-50. It's low on the model food chain, but has some kind of sound and soul I can't even explain. If you follow your ears and just keep trying different models, you might be surprised at what works best for you. I would love to try the X-150D, would love even more getting my hands on a Franz equipped CE-100.
    MD

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