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    John Denver’s F50R

    Anyone have a good clear picture of the headstock of John Denver’s F50R Artist Award?

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    And it's not really high-enough resolution to zoom it:

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    All the pictures are low resolution, I also checked the Muppets videos with him, but no luck. However my best guess is that it simply shows "Artist Award Model". (EDIT: See also Post #28!)



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    Hey Butch, There was a model that Guild made only for export that was a recreation of Denver's F50R. It was made in 1982 and was called an AA-82. They can be found on the Japanese market from time to time. Same Artist Award headstock with a German Spruce top if I recall correctly. Anyways if you search for that model you may find some more high res photos of a similar guitar to his original one.

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    https://reverb.com/item/3504379-guil...-award-natural

    I didn't know that...thanks tx. Cool guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbumper57 View Post
    It was made in 1982 and was called an AA-82.
    AA-82 in Japanese catalog: http://brochures.yokochou.com/anex01...1982/pdf/2.pdf

    Price in Yen, see top right of pricelist: http://brochures.yokochou.com/anex01...1982/pdf/8.pdf

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    Last edited by SFIV1967; 04-04-2019 at 11:43 PM.

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    Thanks for the reply’s. Guild used a couple of different Artist Award inlays and I have been trying to figure out which one was used on JD’s guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch View Post
    Guild used a couple of different Artist Award inlays and I have been trying to figure out which one was used on JD’s guitar.
    During that particular period the engraving was done by hand and very primitive looking; consequently they are all different, but it would have been very similar to the one in this photo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by hansmoust View Post
    During that particular period the engraving was done by hand and very primitive looking; consequently they are all different, but it would have been very similar to the one in this photo:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    If I ever get chosen for the TV show, "How To Become A Millionaire" will you be my "phone a friend?"
    Would love to help you out, but I'm afraid it's an evening show and you may wake me up in the middle of the night; there's a chance that my answers will not make sense!

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