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  1. spoox

    Willie talks about Guild

    Aha, yes I watched the video again on my TV and could tell that Willie's had the Mickey Mouse PUs. My Polara has the ones in your central photo. Thanks!
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    Willie talks about Guild

    True, but my Polara has the white face single coils on page 32 of Hans' book(not the MMs), and I guess I thought Willie's "Jetstar" had the same. All this time I'd assumed mine were white faced DeArmonds--so they were Guild made?
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    Willie talks about Guild

    Just now stumbled upon this video on youtube...I never realized my 1963 S-100 "Jetstar" had "Franz" pickups... (all these years I thought I had a Polara with DeArmonds--tsk!) I think if that "guy from the Netherlands" doesn't write a new book on Guild, Willie should do it...
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    M-65 short scale

    I liked my M-65 so much I needed a short scale solid body, so I got this Supro Super 7 a year later. I particularly wanted a Supro with the PU in the middle position if I couldn't get a dual PU model short scale guitar. Another "student" model.
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    M-65 short scale

    Mine--it now has the correct knobs. DR Zebra strings tuned F# B E A C# F#. 1960 Ghost Label. A perfect rhythm guitar for fast chord changes for me.
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    Holy Freaking Square Neck!

    then there's: My friend Robert Armstrong, artist and one of the founders of the Cheap Suit Serenaders. His specialty on steel are those fast King Bennie Nawahi style licks. Also adept on uke, guitar, accordion, and musical saw!
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    Holy Freaking Square Neck!

    My 1937 National squareneck...Style "1 1/2" (what they call Style 1s with an engraved wiggle border) nickel plated German silver...not that many made at this point as National was selling more electric Hawaiian guitars--it was around this time they were also making some brass bodied ones with...
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    NGD - Starfire XII

    So some guitars came with volutes, some not? Mine is a '67 with a volute, and I thought according to Hans' book volutes were more or less standard from 1965 until the Westerly move. There goes one of my "dating at a glance" systems for earlier Guilds.
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    NGD - Starfire XII

    Congratulations! I couldn't be happier with my '67--the pickups on these are perfect for a 12 string. Does yours have a volute? I can't tell from the photo--is it a Westerly era guitar?
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    So I was going to post that I was going to get some letter and number stamps to put the serial number and "Made in USA" on the back of the headstock, but realized that too might be taken seriously. However, I do have a question: Were all of the Tacoma Guilds devoid of serial numbers stamped on...
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    Belter was doing it 180 years ago: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/7586 oh, and because wood was scarce in Ancient Egypt, they often use veneers and laminated woods.
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    Having grown up in my parents' antique shops, and having my own for almost 50 years, I've run into textbook "anal-retentive" personality types. "I like this desk, it's just what I've been looking for, but what is this black stain--ink? And this drawer's keyhole escutcheon looks slightly...
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    By now I should realize my sense of humor often doesn't work over the internet...I can be fussy over details on some things, but I'm not insane... well, if buying yet another 12 string isn't a sign of mental illness...I played it an hour ago, so I guess I'll keep it;)
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    Well, the grain patterns do not appear to match. I guess I'll try to return it...or use my graining tools to duplicate the outside back pattern...:unsure:
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    Tomorrow I'll take it outside in the light and look--our house is kept so dark that vampires could cavort around inside during daylight hours. The photos are the ones posted by the seller--my camera is still stuck in Escondido at my friend's house. I had an actual pre-Fender Tacoma guitar I...
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    He was the original owner...also had a PU installed later. He sold it to me for $1000. He said he bought it and a number of other guitars and basses back then because he kept getting "free" credit cards in the mail. That single truss rod neck is a bit different from what I'm used to on my...
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    NGD--Don't make promises you can't keep...

    So after the '97 Starfire II I told myself "That's it! I do not need another guitar..." I was the first one to call about this on local Craigslist--he told me he'd hold it until I could get away to see it. Picked it up a couple of hours ago. 2007 Tacoma build-- virtually flawless--he even...
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    57'-58' F30F/20 Maple back and sides?

    I have that '56 F-20 with the DeArmond, and it is surprisingly loud for its size. I would say that that it's at least as loud as my '73 F-30, but with a brighter, clearer voice. I have never played a mahogany F-20 for comparison (except once at Buffalo Bros. I played a GAD version).
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    How much do you play/sing?

    Since our band hasn't been able to get together since November of 2019, and I continue to write a song every two weeks (and come up with music for our drummer's found lyrics) I find something has got to give. For me, a song is an irritant like sand to an oyster--I have to get it recorded to get...
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    Bursting out at the seams

    My Dobro uke, made by John Dopyera's apprentice in '72. The wood is the same as the Tamo (Japanese Ash) paneling used on the walls of the Fiddle Fret Shop. It has a National uke coverplate, and Dobro spider, cone, and screens from John's part bin. I had to pay $90 for this custom instrument!
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