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    An "Orf" NGD

    I ran across a 2014 "NOS" Orpheum 12FSHM, which in the code denotes a 12-fretter with a slotted headstock and mahogany back & sides. I had to take it down and give it a bit of a strum. Jeez... I'd forgotten how good these guitars are. The guitar was in a local shop, who had been a Guild dealer a few years ago. Turns out he was looking for a Gibson 335 for someone and I had one that I was going to put on Reverb next week. Well, we worked a straight-up swap and I couldn't be happier.

    And it carries the "Jason McIntyre" sig, too. My favorite Custom Shop builder.

    For those who are keeping track of such things: S/N NR098005 which I calculate to be the 5th guitar from April 8, 2014.

    I'll post a pic when I get a chance.
    Dave

    1989 D-25
    1990 D-30
    2003 S-7CE
    2011 D-50 Std
    2013 DD-6RCE
    2014 Orpheum 12FSHM

    1996 Taylor 555
    2010 Jacobs Jagcaster
    2013 Martin 000-28EC
    2013 G&L Tribute JB2
    2017 Jacobs Strat


    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... ID=1018446

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    Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    '75 D 40 C
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    '87 GF 50R
    '95 JF 100 NAT CRV
    '99 Finesse
    '13 Orpheum Jumbo
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    '03 D 55 50th Anniv. #23
    '13 F 30 60th Anniv. #17
    '64 S 50
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    '70's M 75 CS
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    Outstanding, Dave. I can't recall, is that a slope dread style or OOO style? Funny, I'd forgotten that they did the slot head, 12-fret on a 6 string.

    Yes, please post some pix when you have an opportunity! Congrats!
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazmo View Post
    Outstanding, Dave. I can't recall, is that a slope dread style or OOO style? Funny, I'd forgotten that they did the slot head, 12-fret on a 6 string.

    Yes, please post some pix when you have an opportunity! Congrats!
    Not a dread, Charlie. Not quite the same as a traditional "OOO", either. I believe it's considered an "OM".
    Dave

    1989 D-25
    1990 D-30
    2003 S-7CE
    2011 D-50 Std
    2013 DD-6RCE
    2014 Orpheum 12FSHM

    1996 Taylor 555
    2010 Jacobs Jagcaster
    2013 Martin 000-28EC
    2013 G&L Tribute JB2
    2017 Jacobs Strat


    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... ID=1018446

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    Looking forward to pix, Dave. Sounds completely awesome! OM it is. My slothead 12-string (also 12-fret) is OOO body style, at least according to the label. I think every label on their small run of 12-strings was different! :) :)
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Congratulations Dave and nice to see someone with your skill complimenting Guild sincerely.
    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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    Congratulations! I've never played one of the 12-fret Orphs, but the 14s I've played have been tremendous, so I would expect great things from this one.
    Hoboken: '64 F20, '64 F30
    Westerly: '77 F112, '90 D25, '92 Songbird, '00 Blues 90
    Corona: '03 D50
    Tacoma: '07 F30, '07 F40
    New Hartford: '12 D50 Standard, '12 F47R, '12 G312; '13 Orpheum Slope-Shoulder Mahogany,
    '13 Orpheum Slope Shoulder Rosewood prototype
    China: GAD-F20

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    Congrats Dave! Those are great guitars with a Huge voice for as small of a body as they have. One of my Favorite fingerstyle guitars ever.


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    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem, 2000 JF65-CE
    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Brz #10 of 50, 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2011 F212XL STD, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS, 2014 GSR X500D

    Amps
    70 T-bird 2x12
    93 Sequoia

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    Congratulations Dave! I think the 12 fret Orpheums are considered to be “000” because they’re short scale (using the Martin convention). I had a rosewood model pass through here on its way to SouthernGuild in Oz a few years back (could it really be five?), and it was a great guitar. It’s a shame we’ll probably never see any more of these wonderful guitars
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '61 Mark VI, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '86 Pilot 602P, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602MF, '99 DeArmond Starfire Bass
    '10 F512NT, '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany, '13 GSR M85II Bass

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    Here's a quick photo.

    Dave

    1989 D-25
    1990 D-30
    2003 S-7CE
    2011 D-50 Std
    2013 DD-6RCE
    2014 Orpheum 12FSHM

    1996 Taylor 555
    2010 Jacobs Jagcaster
    2013 Martin 000-28EC
    2013 G&L Tribute JB2
    2017 Jacobs Strat


    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... ID=1018446

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