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Thread: James McMurtry - Guild Jumbo Sighting

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    James McMurtry - Guild Jumbo Sighting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIwfI3k8kV0

    Is he playing a JF30? Based on the headstock I know it to be a Westerly. I know a more astute Guild aficionado will be able to spot it right away.. I know whatever it is he has a green one too.. He played them both at a live solo acoustic show I saw years ago. Not at the same time of course.

    I am a big McMurtry fan.. Where'd You Hide The Body is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time.. Good stuff. Anyhow enjoy!
    Guild:
    '18 Guild F55 Jumbo ( Oxnard )
    '78 Guild D35 SB ( Westerly )
    '77 Guild S300 Natural ( Westerly )
    '06 Guild GAD F40p 12 Fret ( MIC )

    Others:
    '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

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    Haven't heard much from this guy but I really liked this. Thanks!!!!
    '75 D 40 C
    '18 D 40T Custom
    '14 D 55
    '98 D 60
    '64 D 50 Braz. RW
    '86 D 66
    '81 D 70
    '94 DV 72
    '94 DV 73
    '00 F30R
    '10 F 40 GSR Cocobolo
    '12 F 47 GSR KC
    '08 F 50R
    '09 F 50
    '74 D 55-12
    '07 F 412 X 2
    '74 F 512
    '72 F-612
    '83 G 45
    '87 GF 50R
    '95 JF 100 NAT CRV
    '14 000 Orpheum 12 fret
    '13&'14 Orpheum Jumbo
    '97 45th Anniv. #45
    '03 D 55 50th Anniv. #23
    '13 F 30 60th Anniv. #17
    '64 S 50
    '57 X 175
    '70's M 75 CS
    '69 Studio 402
    '98 SF 2
    '81 SF 4
    '67 SF 5
    '67 SF 12
    Blues 90X2

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    Really cool song and performance. I could be wrong, but that looks more like an F-40 to me (16" jumbo).
    '73 D-40
    '80 D-25 CH
    '89 D-25-12 SB
    '77 F112
    '96 DV 52
    '88 GF-30
    '71 and '78 F-212XL
    '83 D-25 SB
    '93 JF-30-12
    '17 F-1512E
    '97 JF-55
    '80 G-37 SB ANT
    '03 F-412
    '05 Blueridge BR-160
    '02 Gibson J-100 xtra
    '11 Gibson Southern Jumbo (Woody Guthrie)
    Fender Telecaster - '52 Reissue

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    That's a GF30, and I've seen that one in person. James is a big Guild guy. Plays an S60 usually, too.
    Sandy

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    '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany, '13 GSR M85II Bass

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    That's a GF30, and I've seen that one in person. James is a big Guild guy. Plays an S60 usually, too.
    Thanks! He is indeed and so is his son. Very cool. Yeah I like that red for sure..

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    Interesting why he fixed the soundhole pickup in that GF-30 with black tape...



    Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Interesting why he fixed the soundhole pickup in that GF-30 with black tape...



    Ralf
    Noticed that.. wish I could say..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Interesting why he fixed the soundhole pickup in that GF-30 with black tape...
    Maybe the fastening mechanism or screws were lost - he must really dig the sound of that pickup or maybe it's vintage/hard to replace. Certain pickups just work perfect for certain guitars.
    '73 D-40
    '80 D-25 CH
    '89 D-25-12 SB
    '77 F112
    '96 DV 52
    '88 GF-30
    '71 and '78 F-212XL
    '83 D-25 SB
    '93 JF-30-12
    '17 F-1512E
    '97 JF-55
    '80 G-37 SB ANT
    '03 F-412
    '05 Blueridge BR-160
    '02 Gibson J-100 xtra
    '11 Gibson Southern Jumbo (Woody Guthrie)
    Fender Telecaster - '52 Reissue

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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    He's been playing that guitar for a long time, has at least one other Guild, two I think even, solidbodies.

    -1960 CE100D
    -1961 Starfire III Special
    -1962 X175
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    -2011 F47R
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Broes View Post
    He's been playing that guitar for a long time, has at least one other Guild, two I think even, solidbodies.
    Yeah for the longest time I thought it was a JF30, but that GF30 now makes perfect sense.
    And Two Corgiis mentioned an S60 which I don't think I've ever seen. (On him)
    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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