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    Visit to TR Crandall

    I went to TR Crandall in Manhattan today to pick up a guitar and to drop one off, and saw some nice Guilds for sale.

    Here’s a 1972 M75




    1960 M75




    And a 2012 F47R

    1970 D55 NT (Brazilian)
    1977 D55 NT
    1988 D60 NT
    1984 D70 NT
    1983 D70-12E
    1984 D80-12 CH SB SPC
    1997 D100 NT CRV
    1994 DV-72 NT
    1994 DV-72 NT-MK
    1994 DV-73 NT HG
    1994 DV-76 NT
    1991 GF55 NT
    1999 F65CE
    2000 Peregrine Custom
    1968 F50 Rosewood
    1974 F50R
    1994 JF100 NT
    1996 JF100-12 AB CRV
    1979 F212XL
    1968 F312
    1970 F412 SB
    1970 F512 NT (Florentine Inlays, Brazilian)
    1973 F512
    1971 F612
    1987 Martin D12-45
    1979 Rickenbacker 360/12
    1971 Les Paul Custom

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    Enjoyed the pixs-Thanks for sharing
    1971 Guild D40 "Guild Guitar Inc" label SN 55360
    2001 Chris Bozung Rosewood Dred - Antique Sunburst - "A Dozen Roses"
    2011 Chris Bozung CB "45" Brazilian Rosewood Dread

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    Cool stuff. That's a great looking Aristocrat. In the first pic I first thought I spotted a Gibson Barney Kessel Custom, but after a closer look decided it must be a Johnny A, then after yet another look am thoroughly confused. :) It's got the wrong fretboard inlays for either Kessel model (or a Trini Lopez Custom) but does seem to have the Custom's "note" headstock inlay. Also has the right f-hole(s) for a Kessel. Hmmm…

    Edit: think I figured out the Barney Kessel thing. One of the Japanese guitar makers, Matsumoku, made a Kessel copy with the note headstock inlay in the late '60s. Typically branded a Ventura. This is probably the guitar in the first pic above.

    -Dave-
    Last edited by Quantum Strummer; 02-11-2019 at 09:07 PM.
    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

  4. #4
    You are correct, Dave. I had one for a while. A mid-70s Model V-1400, and a fine instrument it was!


  5. #5
    Yeah! I've played a few Kessels…very crisp, snappy guitars. The earlier ones are often parted out as the pickups are likely to be worth more sold separately. :( I should keep a lookout for one of these copies.

    -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

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