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    Fix it...and enjoy it for the rest of your life...Tom in Florida is the man for the job.

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    I want to thank all of you for the advice and support. I am surprised and delighted to find there is a shop specializing in Guilds just over on the coast, about an hour away. I spoke to Dave this morning, and will take the guitar to have Tom look at it next week. This will be interesting.
    Mike

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    I have pictures, but my posting permissions say Iím not allowed to post attachments. Is that a new member thing?

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    Hi Mike on review I see nobody answered this yet:
    No, it's not a new member thing, it's a forum condition, pics must be hosted elsewhere, and the forum has a method of linking to 'em so they show up here.
    Also a new member's first few posts are vetted by moderators to ensure you're not a spambot, then any posts show up in real time.
    So be patient if you're responding but not seeing the posts show up right away, you're probably about due for clearance.
    And we DO love pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    hi mike on review i see nobody answered this yet:
    No, it's not a new member thing, it's a forum condition, pics must be hosted elsewhere, and the forum has a method of linking to 'em so they show up here.
    Also a new member's first few posts are vetted by moderators to ensure you're not a spambot, then any posts show up in real time.
    So be patient if you're responding but not seeing the posts show up right away, you're probably about due for clearance.
    And we do love pics.
    pics !!!!! 😁

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    1966 original owner F30? Oh my... Yes, before and after pics please.
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    You're lucky to be in the right place.

    Take a drive to Titusville & your F-30 will get the attention it deserves! I live in Oregon, but have been to Merritt Island & surrounding areas many times for birding. Always enjoy going there.
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    I have a '65 F30, it has a top crack that's been cleated and has its fair share of dings and scratches. Its also due for a neck reset, refret and a new bridge. My luthier has estimated the cost at around 800$ CAD. I've decided to have the work done because it has an unmatched, unique vintage sound and a soul like no other... and you cannot put a price on that.

    In your shoes, I would go ahead with the repair without hesitation.

    Good luck!
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    Some pics

    Letís see if I can get some pics up. Most of these were taken to show things Iím concerned about, rather than to show off the guitar. Iíll post a few better of the whole instrument tomorrow.
    Thanks again, folks.
    Mike






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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Let’s see if I can get some pics up.
    That is a sweet guitar. You've got a pretty tall bridge - since you're going to have to replace it anyway, you might be able to stave off the neck reset with a thinner bridge. That's a standard technique in lieu of a neck reset - shave the bridge and/or saddle. If the neck is moving, shaving the bridge only postpones the neck reset - it does not eliminate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjurban View Post
    Let’s see if I can get some pics up. Most of these were taken to show things I’m concerned about, rather than to show off the guitar. I’ll post a few better of the whole instrument tomorrow.
    Not to sound nit-picky but it's hard to gauge how "far out" it is without some measurements.
    For example I look at the picture of the top belly behind the ridge and have to say that all flat-tops actually have a slight top radius (arch) which many folks don't realize until they start looking very closely, although yes that looks like it may be a little aggravated.
    I think the area between the soundhole and the bridge is a better indicator of whether the top's being over-stressed.
    But overall what I see is WELL worth the rehabilitation.
    Even if it takes the whole $1000.00, where you gonna find a new instrument with all the materials quality AND the tone development and sentimental value of 50 years of ownership?
    I bought all mine new intending to keep 'em for life myself, so that's the only alternative I'd consider if it was mine.
    About the only balancing benefit of a new guitar is the warranty.
    Another thing to consider:
    Right now you couldn't even buy a new American built F30 if you wanted to, much like I couldn't replace my D25 with a new one if I wanted to, because new owners Cordoba Mfg ain't makin' 'em!
    ("Yet", in the case of F30's.)
    When they do they'll have a new designation "OM-40", and whether they'll even be available with genuine NCL finish and dovetail neck joint is entirely unknown.
    In case those kinds of details are important to you.
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    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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