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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
    1962 Epiphone Century Cherry Hollow Body Arch Top E422T
    1971 Guild D40 "Guild Guitar Inc" label SN 55360
    1984 Guild D46
    1993 Guild DV52 NT
    2001 Chris Bozung Rosewood Dred - Antique Sunburst - "A Dozen Roses"

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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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