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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    I'm thinking somewhere between $700 - $800, GuN, closer to $700. Seller's being honest about the checking, which is good, but $900s is too high.

    Just one man's opinion.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

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    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
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    Oh, and Claude is right about the F-512, GuN, but I think you need to initiate yourself into this stuff and get there over time. A JF-30-12 is a treasure in itself.

    That said, a Tacoma F-512 was my first Guild back in 2007, and I have never regretted "starting at the top." :)
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

  3. #43
    Appreciate the educated opinion! I’ll see if he’s willing to negotiate. If not I can wait, maybe it won’t sell for a while and he will be. Or find another beauty!
    1974 Guild D25M
    DeArmond Starfire Special

    Other gear: Rickenbacker 620, Seagull Artist Studio Burst 12, Bad Cat Cougar 5, Fender Ramparte, Ampeg GVT5H

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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    That's the spirit, GuN... Make an offer or communicate with the seller and see what happens. If he/she knows you're serious, you might get more wiggle room than you expect.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

  5. #45
    I wouldn’t mind one of the top guitars! A kid and family make my budget smaller for now though. Eventually! Also funny, I love the look of a bound neck, but the feel of an unbound one. Personal preferences. I hopefully have plenty of years to build my Guild, and others, collection.
    1974 Guild D25M
    DeArmond Starfire Special

    Other gear: Rickenbacker 620, Seagull Artist Studio Burst 12, Bad Cat Cougar 5, Fender Ramparte, Ampeg GVT5H

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by chazmo View Post
    I'm thinking somewhere between $700 - $800, GuN, closer to $700. Seller's being honest about the checking, which is good, but $900s is too high.
    I got mine for $800, which I think was pretty much a steal, since it was in excellent shape, no checking or anything.
    2011 Guild F50R Sunburst
    2002 Guild JF30-12 Sunburst
    2018 Gibson Ltd. Ed. Songwriter 12-string
    2015 Martin GPC12PA4 12-string
    
2012 Epiphone Lennon EJ-160E VS

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

    2010 Epiphone Les Paul Standard trans amber 

    2013 Yamaha Motif XS7

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    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    Yup, Cougs.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuildUpNorth View Post
    https://reverb.com/item/14220343-gui...-original-case

    Adorshki posted it a ways back in the thread, but easier to repost.
    Actually it was Cougar, but when it looked like you might get serious I figured it was time to give you the full monty about Corona.



    Quote Originally Posted by GuildUpNorth View Post
    The checking is significant (imo), but again cosmetic
    I actually didn't look at that ad until you mentioned it.
    It's definitely a personal choice.
    10 years ago it probably would have ruled it out for me completely, I want 'em as perfect as possible, but I'm getting more flexible in my old age to the point that I even understand the appeal of rat rods, now.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

  9. #49
    That sounds like a sweet deal for one in good shape!

    If I was buying something new I’d be pretty sad if it got the checking. Sometimes that’s why I like buying used, I’m more liberal about things like that. In turn that makes me buy it to be played more as well.

    I offered $650 and cited previous sales I found and explained information I had attained from here, and mentioned me looking at possible resale value if it’s not a forever guitar. I hate asking that low, but felt justified with an in depth explanation. He agreed that my points were all valid and said he would consider the offer in person. I’m headed to the Twin Cities next weekend and am hoping to arrange a time to meet and check it out.
    Last edited by GuildUpNorth; 08-10-2018 at 02:43 PM.
    1974 Guild D25M
    DeArmond Starfire Special

    Other gear: Rickenbacker 620, Seagull Artist Studio Burst 12, Bad Cat Cougar 5, Fender Ramparte, Ampeg GVT5H

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Good Luck!
    Oh, can't remember if you were shown this yet, how to gauge if neck might be getting into or already in "needs a reset" territory:
    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musi...neckangle.html

    For that check to be valid though, you need to be sure the bridge about 5/16" tall at top of arc, +/- maybe a 32nd of tolerance.
    And a Corona could be even taller, if my D40 is any indicator, it's almost a full 3/8", about 11/32" IIRC.
    That might be due to the UST, I was never able to figure it out for sure, but it's a full 16th taller than both my Westerlys.
    Oh yes, you want neck to be as close to flat as possible when doing the check.
    Last edited by adorshki; 08-10-2018 at 02:42 PM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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