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  1. #11
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    Thanks, GAD! Another stellar review!

    walrus
    1984 Guild D64
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  2. #12
    Outstanding review! Just incredible how much detail and fascinating bits you add. Way above and beyond.
    1979 Guild F-112 SB
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    2012 Guild F-30 Std
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by shihan View Post
    I’m not a Queen nor Brian May fan (no offense intended, to each his own!) but I really enjoyed the review.
    It’s always a good thing to learn more about a rare-bird Guild, and you make it fun, sort of like that one cool teacher you had that made (your worst subject here) interesting. As I’ve said before, I’m always impressed by the length you go to to get the whole story, such as buying and dissecting a spare pickup. Truly above and beyond the call.
    A big plus for me on this review was, a rarity for me, I don’t want one. I won’t be spinning my gears trying to figure out how to scrape up the cash to buy a Red Special.
    Thanks for a fun read.
    Wait until I release my review of the '93 Brian May Guild!
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    Hey! I have those knobs... Way back in the '90s, before eBay took over from various classified ad sites, I bought some "clear Guild knobs" from a photoless listing. They must've been spare Brian May knobs -- I think I have four or five of them. Never knew what they were and always wondered how/why they got IDed as Guild knobs in the first place. Now I know (and am fairly certain I'll never need them)!
    Thanks very cool. I bet someone would pay real money for them if they needed them. If no one needs them, though, probably not. Capitalism in a nutshell, right there.
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by GGJaguar View Post
    Another fine (and fun) review!! I still don't understand Guild's choice of the Kahler trem for this model.
    Hans would know more and that's probably reserved for the next book, but my guess is using off-the-shelf parts makes it easier to make guitars. That, or they had a pallet of the damn things that they needed to move.
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  6. #16
    I'd guess they pretty much had to source all the hardware from vendors. Best case, they could talk Kahler into reproducing something close to the the original, but for such a small production run it would be end up being crazy-expensive. The guitar was already too expensive.

    I would prefer they spent the money on pickups.
    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. #17
    That's a very thorough review! I enjoyed reading it. In particular, I appreciated the chart that shows the various tonal options with the pick-ups, and the schematic of the wiring and switches. Like with the Fender Jazzmaster and Jaguar, I've always been a little confused by all the different switches on the BHM1.

    It was cool to see Queen open the Academy Awards Show this year with a medley of songs (w/ Adam Lambert on vocals). Brian May was playing the Red Special. I immediately thought of the Guild signature model.
    Bill

    1959 CE-100 D
    1960 T-100 D
    1977 Mark II
    1981 D-25 NT

  8. #18
    I canít wait for the review of the 90ís Brian May.
    Your reviews are excellent . Thanks for taking the time

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