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    Senior Member jp's Avatar
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    Ooh. That's a stunner! Walter's right - one rarely sees 60s Starfires that clean. The Bigsby almost looks too chrome-y to be original, but I could be wrong.
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    Looks super sweet to me! Bonus of a 1 11/16" neck. They are out there from this era. Congrats GAD & enjoy!!
    '92 JF30-12, '89 D25 SB, '78 D50,'97 SF4, '63 CE-100D SB, '77 S-100, '72 S-100, '76 S-100 carved, '66 SFV SB, '96 S-100 DeLuxe,
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    (...) Still, I'll now have a Hoboken, Corona, and Newark Street Starfire III to compare. Might need to get a Westerly to complete the set. (...)
    Looking forward to watching some more pics, and reading a full comparative review of the three guitars...
    Hope you can make it to a Westerly model too...Then you can sell back the one(s) you like the least maybe.
    Bernie
    Guild F-30 STD (New Hartford)
    Martin D-28 (Marquis)
    Taylor 614ce (ES1)

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Looking forward to watching some more pics, and reading a full comparative review of the three guitars...
    Hope you can make it to a Westerly model too...Then you can sell back the one(s) you like the least maybe.
    Bernie
    That's always what I tell myself and the next thing you know I have 40+ guitars.

    At this point I feel like I need to find a Westerly so I can line 'em all up. I had a beautiful '97 or '98 some years ago. I'd love to get another. That was my first Guild with SD1s. It was also my first thinline hollow-body and I vividly remember being floored at how light it was the first time I picked it up. Met a guy at a NJ train station to buy it.



    '70s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    '90s: [ S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000 | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
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  5. #25
    Thanks GAD...The one above is Newark Street, and the one underneath would be Corona's, i would bet from their bridges then ? I wonder how different they would sound from this only difference...
    But the pickups may be quite different too...
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  6. #26
    I thought they were the same instrument...

    Anyway, Gad, I know you prefer roller bridges, but you can get a genuine Bigsby saddle compensated for a plain G string

    https://www.tubesandmore.com/product...e-new-polished
    DTC

    1958 T-100, 1964 S-50, 1964 M-65, 1976 S-300 (bolt-on neck), 1977 D-25, 1977 S-300, 1979 S-300A, 1983 S-25, 1984 Detonator, 1987 Nightbird (spruce top), 1988 D-15, 2001 Blues90, 2002 Bluesbird P90, 2014 Aristocrat

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Thanks GAD...The one above is Newark Street, and the one underneath would be Corona's, i would bet from their bridges then ? I wonder how different they would sound from this only difference...
    But the pickups may be quite different too...
    Those pics are both of the same guitar. The difference is in the lighting and the fact that the pickguard is removed in the second pic. The NS SFIIIs have LB1 "mini hums" in them.
    '70s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    '90s: [ S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000 | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by DThomasC View Post
    I thought they were the same instrument...

    Anyway, Gad, I know you prefer roller bridges, but you can get a genuine Bigsby saddle compensated for a plain G string

    https://www.tubesandmore.com/product...e-new-polished
    Ooh - nice. Have you bought this? Do the pole and strings spacings work on a Guild?
    '70s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ Detonator | Liberator + Elite | SF4 | AA ]
    '90s: [ S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000 | DV72 | BHM1 | JF30-12 | Songbird ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ Jetstar | R30 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  9. #29
    Yeah, works great. It's the same as the Bigsby saddle that came on the guitar, but made for a plain G.
    DTC

    1958 T-100, 1964 S-50, 1964 M-65, 1976 S-300 (bolt-on neck), 1977 D-25, 1977 S-300, 1979 S-300A, 1983 S-25, 1984 Detonator, 1987 Nightbird (spruce top), 1988 D-15, 2001 Blues90, 2002 Bluesbird P90, 2014 Aristocrat

  10. #30
    Well the pickups seemed of a different colour to me, and I would have thought that the bridges were of a different material (the pickguard got me to think there was two different guitars then - though I had a doubt)...
    So which one is this one, still the 66 Hoboken made ? It does look in great condition for a guitar that old...After all drinking rum ain't that bad : shame it takes a flu to have some...
    Last edited by Bernie; 02-10-2019 at 12:10 AM.
    Guild F-30 STD (New Hartford)
    Martin D-28 (Marquis)
    Taylor 614ce (ES1)

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