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Thread: NGD: 1988 Artist Award

  1. #31
    Super Moderator chazmo's Avatar
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    Bwahahahaha. So true!
    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

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    Gary, were you able to keep all your bodily functions operational while it was being shipped?..... unless you picked it up?
    I would have had restless nights, and busy days in the bathroom.
    I have been writing for 8-10 hours a day so I was nicely distracted, which is a good thing because it was driven through the polar vortex where it was arctic levels of cold in the midwest then arrived here the day that broke and it was in the 50s.

    Not so much as a lacquer check on the guitar.
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    Senior Member walrus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesypicky View Post
    No no no no no.......... we are all here to SHARE our feelings about Guild guitars.
    And Tesla.
    And colors of the 50's / 60's.
    And the purpose of corn syrup in beer.
    And... oh never mind.
    And string choices!

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
    2011 Guild F-30RCE
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Not so much as a lacquer check on the guitar.
    PHEW!!!!!! What a relief knowing that beauty went through so much temp fluctuation....
    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    And string choices!
    walrus
    How can I possibly have left this one out?!! String choices... the backbone of this forum! The Mother of all threads!!!
    D25BR 1972
    DV72 1994
    F212 1975
    S100 1973
    S100 1974 (carved)
    Starfire IV 1966
    X175 1978
    Jetstar 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    In this world there are always those who march to the sound of a different drummer. These wayward marchers go off and break boundaries. Blistering leads on an acoustic. Purple spandex, and proud of it. Gibsons on a Guild forum. But the world is a better place for their pioneering efforts.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I have been writing for 8-10 hours a day so I was nicely distracted, which is a good thing because it was driven through the polar vortex where it was arctic levels of cold in the midwest then arrived here the day that broke and it was in the 50s.

    Not so much as a lacquer check on the guitar.
    Please don't make a practice of this in practice.

    Ralph

  7. #37
    Tonight I pulled the strings off and did my new guitar regimen on it. I ordered a couple sets of Thomastik-Infeld .011s - both in flat-wound (what was on there) and in Round Wound. It's an expensive experiment, but I've never liked flat-wounds and decided to see if I'd like the AA even more with round-wounds.

    I did not.

    I was kind of surprised that the guitar almost completely lost its magic. I strung it back up with flat-wounds and bam - The AA was back and better than ever.

    This really fascinates me.
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  8. #38
    You might try Newtone Archtop strings. They are sort of a cross between flats and rounds. They are double wrapped and might appease the AA and you.
    http://guitarsnjazz.com/products/strings/newtone/
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

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    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

  9. #39
    Some guitars are just particular about the strings they like. With roundwounds my old Tele all but explodes when I hit the low E…really unbalanced. But with a set of flats the string-to-string level is much more even. I've got flatwounds on nearly all my archtops, even the pickup-less Gibson L-50. (Mount a Charlie Christian and voilà!, it's an ES-150.)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  10. #40
    Well I think I've figured out why people dislike the pickup on this era AA because the string-to-string balance is terrible and there's no way to adjust it.
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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