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    12 - string spacing

    Some of the saddle-through bridges on early Guild 12-strings I've owned had wider string spacing. Guild also experimented with the position of the bridge-pin holes, some having the octave strings close to the saddle; some having the main strings close to the saddle. In the latter instance the...
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    Almost NGD! BT-258e 8 string Baritone on the way!

    I have an Alvarez baritone. I find that it sounds better, at least to my ears, with John Pearse F-tuning strings. Look for: Set # 3210-A.
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    A JF30 is pretty much a no frill F50 right?

    Some of the "frills" are cosmetic, but some are not: the overall dimensions between the two guitars not being identical; the way the braces are treated being different -- both these factors will affect the sound of these guitars, not just the look. My JF30 sounds and feels nothing like my F50...
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    12 - string spacing

    Are you talking current builds or historically? String spacing on the 12-strings that came out of Westerly varied, mainly because that site was in operation for so long and Guild experimented as they went along, modifying their various 12-strings and adding new models to the line-up...
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    I guess I just don't like Rosewood

    Recommend you check out a D64 if you can find one. I bought mine from Walrus a few year back. It needed a little set-up work when I got it, but it's one of the best Guild purchases I've ever made. Its been at the top of the rotation for a few months now.
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    1996 DC5E NT True American?

    The gutar case!
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    Holy Freaking Square Neck!

    I only play in open tunings -- haven't touched standard in 45 years!
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    Holy Freaking Square Neck!

    Liked his playing; his singing, not so much.
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    DR Sunbeams

    I first tried Sunbeams after they were recommended here on LTG some years ago. Nice occasional change from my fall-back strings, D'Addario EJ17s tuned way down. I also enjoy switching to silver-plated silk-and-steels now and then for a different sound. Some guitars respond to them better than...
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    Guild GAD F-1512 String Height: Does this picture suggest a neck/bridge problem?

    Typically the strings are highest at the end of the fretboard extension, and lowest at the nut. Try it at home folks!: I just put a coin under the fretboard extension of my Goodall -- which is perfectly set up -- and there may be a tad more space between strings and frets than with the guitar...
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    Luthier training?

    Dan Erlewine -- little known fact is that Iggy Pop got his start in Dan's teenage band, the Prime Movers, playing drums.
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    Tiger Woods in rollover car accident, sustained multiple leg injuries...

    Tom has it exactly right IMO.
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    1996 DC5E NT True American?

    Ralf's messages are always so vague and unspecific, never to the point! 🙃
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    Guitar Repair Book Reviews

    I have Volume 1 and Volume 2; very good basic info. Teeter was one of the first to publish such a book, pretty much "before the internet," and his books are considered solid and thorough. I'm only able to do very simple repairs, but I am also fascinated by the whole world of guitar history...
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