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    Maple F30 / OM / OOO size?

    Iím starting to think about what I might wat to look for in the coming year. Did Guild ever make a maple backed F30 size guitar that would be worth looking for? I donít care for the sound of anything much smaller, and really canít play anything too much larger, but it all depends. I tried searching the interweb and saw reference to a GSR F30 maple, but my guess is that would be a little pricey.
    1979 Guild F-112 SB
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    2012 Guild F-30R
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    2015 Epiphone ES-339 Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyMikey View Post
    I’m starting to think about what I might wat to look for in the coming year. Did Guild ever make a maple backed F30 size guitar that would be worth looking for? I don’t care for the sound of anything much smaller, and really can’t play anything too much larger, but it all depends. I tried searching the interweb and saw reference to a GSR F30 maple, but my guess is that would be a little pricey.
    Can't recall a maple-bodied version other than what you mention, but there's a wealth of opportunities in the 16" jumbo (F40 outline) size.
    F40's, GF30's, F47M's to start, also F65ce (not to be confused with JF65) which was a top of the line but only 3-/12" deep, might be a good bet for comfort.
    Even had 2 different scale lengths, were 24-3/4 with 1-11/16 nut until late '94 then transitioned to 25-5/8 with 1-5/8 nut.
    Very comfortable.
    Ask the man who owns one.
    (And should be obtainable for sub $1500 with a little patience.)
    Al
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    Hmmm all Maple that small , would it be kind of Brite ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayk View Post
    Hmmm all Maple that small , would it be kind of Brite ?
    ???: "ALL maple".
    OP's only looking for maple-backed F30 or similar/close size.
    Only know of 2 Guild flattop models ever to fit the "all maple" description, one was the F65ce which did have a maple topped version; the other was the D130ce (dreadnought); both of which have reputations for being acoustically underwhelming.
    Maple isn't an ideal top-wood but probably resists feedback tendencies.
    Its use then becomes understandable because they were primarily intended for plugged-in performance use.
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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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    Ray what'd you do to the site?

    All of a sudden reverted to a different format when I submitted my last post....interesting...comes up the way I'm used to in Chrome....hmmm....had to log out, gave me an "all cookies cleared" message and came back up "normally" ("Let's Talk Guild" banner across top of page).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyMikey View Post
    Did Guild ever make a maple backed F30 size guitar that would be worth looking for?
    Hey Mikey,

    You could try to find an F-30 from the first half of the '50s. Probably not easy to find, let alone one that's ready to go.

    Good luck!

    Hans Moust
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    How 'bout one of those Maple Jr Jumbos??

    I see them used at GC for under $300 occasionally. Been dying to try one myself

    EDIT: Sorry you don't want one smaller than an F-30.

    This is only an inch bigger than the F-30.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gu...stic-Guitar.gc
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    Quote Originally Posted by hansmoust View Post
    Hey Mikey,

    You could try to find an F-30 from the first half of the '50s. Probably not easy to find, let alone one that's ready to go.

    Good luck!

    Hans Moust
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    DANG! That's what I thought but when a quick google search came back with a reported '56 with a 'hog back (here: https://reverb.com/item/5347254-1956-guild-f-30) I thought I was mistaken!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post

    This is only an inch bigger than the F-30.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gu...stic-Guitar.gc
    Whoa! What? An F60? I just sent them some questions. Can’t find any specs on it. A little pricey for me but I might have to call them tomorrow.
    1979 Guild F-112 SB
    2012 Guild F-30
    2012 Guild F-30R
    2015 Alvarez MFA-70
    2015 Epiphone ES-339 Pro
    --- Sold but not forgotten ---
    2015 Martin OM-28 VTS
    2016 Alvarez AF-60
    1990 Gibson ES-347

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    In addition to Al’s list, one the more cost effective 16” maple Guild may be the F45ce. I preferred the all-hog F15ce, but you can hear it here (the F45ce is the burst):

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